Today's media round-up

14th January 2014

In today's media round-up, Spanish defender Jordi Amat talks about his first ever appearance in midfield after featuring there against Manchester United following an injury to Jose Canas.
Meanwhile, striker Leroy Lita has been linked with a move to the Championship.

Wales Online
Amat happy to move into midfield to help out

Swansea City's Jordi Amat is ready to plug the gap in central midfield again - despite revealing his turn in the role at Old Trafford was the first time he has played there in his entire career.

Amat got the nod at centre-back over Chico Flores on Saturday but was swiftly moved into the middle when José Cañas went off injured after picking up a knock in the 2-0 defeat.

With Jonathan de Guzmán still working his way back to fitness following a calf problem, Amat may be called upon by boss Michael Laudrup to deputise in midfield again when Tottenham Hotspur visit the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

"Maybe I will be asked to play there again," said the 21-year-old Spaniard. "I have not played in that position before - I played two times maybe in training.

"It's strange because it's different to centre-back but I felt okay.

"I don't know if I will but we have a lot of players injured. It's a problem.

"It's funny because last year there were no injuries and this year we have a few injuries, so it's complicated.

"But we know that everyone can play and are ready to play.

"The manager has the decisions to make but if he says Jordi 'you are playing in midfield', that's okay, or Jordi 'you play centre-back', that's okay. It's no problem.

Yorkshire Post
Barnsley linked with Lita

Barnsley are being linked with a loan move for Swansea City striker Leroy Lita.

The arrival of Lita, who also spent a spell at Middlesbrough earlier in his career, would add goalscoring punch to the Reds line-up with the frontman currently out of favour at the Premier League outfit.

Reds chief Danny Wilson to keen to add some pace to his line-up, a quality Lita possesses in abundance, alongside predatory nous with the ex-Reading forward having netted seven goals in 17 games on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last term, helping them to stave off the drop.