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2 Swansea players that need to prove themselves in the international break

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Swansea picked up a dramatic late point away at Hillsborough last weekend as they fought back from a goal down to rescue a point deep into injury time against Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday dominated the early stages of the game, but Andre Ayew opened the scoring against the run of play as the Ghanaian finished from close range on 32 minutes.

Chances continued to come for both teams, but it wasn’t until 81 minutes when Fernando Forestieri scored from a few yards out after Freddy Woodman spilt the ball into his path.

Sheffield Wednesday then thought they’d taken all three points when Morgan Fox scored in injury time, only for Ben Wilmott to equalise four minutes into added time.

The draw extended Swansea’s unbeaten run to three as they have picked up seven points from a possible nine.

Steve Cooper’s side are now in fourth place going into the international break and they will be looking to at least cement their place in the play offs.

Here are two players who need to prove themselves for Cooper during the break.

George Byers

Scottish central midfielder George Byers has struggled to secure his place under Steve Cooper this season and has been in and out of the squad having made 14 appearances, six of which have been as a substitute.

Although he is known more as a defensive midfielder, Byers has started in an attacking midfield role in five games this season and scored one goal in the process.

It is clear that Byers hasn’t contributed massively in attack as he has only attempted 16 shots in all appearances this season and has only attempted six dribbles.

He has plalyed slightly better in a defensive midfield role, but still isn’t completely convincing having been dribbled past nine times already this season.

Byers will need to improve his form and prove to Cooper what his best position is over the international break if he is to get more opportunities.

Conor Roberts

Welsh defender Conor Roberts was favoured at right-back by Cooper earlier in the season, having made 14 appearances in this position so far this season.

But Roberts’ form of late hasn’t been good and he has been used as a late substitute in the previous two fixtures after missing out following a poor performance in the 3-0 loss to Brentford.

Experienced defender Kyle Naughton has been Cooper’s preferred choice at right back recently and it seems as though Roberts will have to improve his performances during the international break in order to reclaim his starting position.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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