'We are still fighting for players'

29th January 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal has vowed to fight until the final moments of the transfer window in order to improve his squad.

The Swans boss hopes to bolster his options before the window shuts at 11pm on Wednesday.

The Swans have been linked with a number of potential new recruits this month but have yet to sign anyone in 2018.

Carvalhal once again reiterated his reluctance to discuss names before deals are done admitting he understood the frustrations of supporters but stressed he is doing all he can to bring in the right players.

“We are still fighting for players,” Carvalhal said.

“I’m not concerned that no new players have signed so far. My focus is on helping the team to prepare for games, which I have done since arriving in Swansea and will continue to do so.

“We will continue to fight for players until the end of the transfer window, but I don’t know what will happen.

“As a manager, I try to choose the best 11 players to win the game. I’m very pleased with my team, but I’m still looking to fill the gaps.

"We need players to try and improve the team. If we don’t get players I do believe we can stay in the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, Carvalhal confirmed midfielder Renato Sanches will miss tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.

The Portuguese international, who has featured 15 times so far this campaign, limped off during Saturday’s FA Cup draw with Notts County.

“After an injury, you need 48 to 72 hours to know exactly what is wrong,” added Carvalhal.

“I’m sure it is a muscle problem and he will be out of tomorrow’s game.

“Soon, we will know exactly what his situation is. It’s not the same situation as his previous injury.”