NAUGHTON RETURNS FOR STOKE CLASH
Posted on March 8, 2021 in Stoke
Swansea City defender Kyle Naughton has returned to boost his team ahead of the league match with Stoke City in the English Championship. The experienced defender is expected to be a part of the Swansea City squad for the game after he recovered well from a recent injury problem. His availability for the Stoke City game on Wednesday night was confirmed by Swansea City boss Steve Cooper during his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the game. Steve Cooper suffered a big dent on their Premier League promotion hopes when they were beaten at home by Bristol City and the Swansea City manager is keen to quickly move on from the defeat. Steve Cooper also gave an update on the injury status of two experienced players, Wayne Routledge and Ryan Bennett. Petite winger Wayne Routledge is recovering from injury but he’s not yet ready to return ahead of the Stoke City game according to his manager, while Ryan Bennett is recovering well from the calf injury that continues to keep him out of action.
Swansea City boss Steve Cooper will have to navigate the rest of the campaign without loanee Jordan Morris after the forward picked up a serious knee injury. The Seattle Sounders player was on loan at Swansea City when he picked up the season-ending injury during the away league at Huddersfield Town penultimate weekend. Swansea City are struggling for goals from forwards and Steve Cooper will have to find a way around this problem before the Stoke City game later this week. The strike duo of Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew have struggled for goals in recent games in the English Championship and that has derailed the Welsh club from the top two positions in the league. Swansea City can still make the top two as the fight is still in their hands ahead of the away trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City.