Waiting game for Oli

8th March 2019
First team

Oli McBurnie will be assessed over the weekend to see if he can recover from illness in time for Swansea City's trip to West Brom.

The striker - Swansea's topscorer this season - was forced to miss the 1-0 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road after coming down with a fever the night before the game.

It meant the Swans named just six substitutes, having elected not to bring a travelling reserve all the way to East Anglia with one eye on Wednesday's visit to The Hawthorns.

Manager Graham Potter confirmed the Scotland international had been travelling back to South Wales while his side took on the Championship leaders.

And the 43-year-old felt it was too early to say if McBurnie - who has struggled with illness recently - will be able to face the Baggies.

"Oli was ill, he was ill overnight," said Potter.

"He had a fever and aches in his body, it is unfortunate for him he has been having a tough time recently.

"And it is for us, of course, to be missing him.

"At the same time, I felt the players stepped up really well and gave a good team performance.

"I am not sure (if he will be available at West Brom, we will see.

"We will see how he is over these next 24-48 hours."