Swansea City manager Graham Potter has given a fitness update on his side ahead of Tuesday night’s mid-table clash with Brentford, report the club’s official Twitter account.
The headline is that experienced winger Wayne Routledge has returned to training and will be available for selection for the visit of Thomas Frank’s side, although centre-back Joe Rodon will need more time.
“Wayne Routledge is available,” Potter told his pre-match press conference.
“He trained and is in the group.
“Joe still needs more time, everybody else are the same.”
Routledge has scored twice and assisted just one goal in what has been a frustrating season hampered by injuries.
21-year-old Rodon recently returned to training after sitting on the sidelines since the end of January, giving a big defensive boost to Potter for the season run-in.
The Swans currently sit in 15th place on 47 points with 39 matches played, but a win against the Bees would see them draw level on points with their opponents.
This is a mixed bag for Swansea.
Yes, it is good to have an experienced player like Routledge back and fit, but he is still yet to reach the heights we know he can this season.
It will be a disappointment to many that Rodon is not yet fit but in Swansea’s current situation there is little point risking him, considering he will be a valuable member of the squad next season or an expensive asset for the summer.