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Steve Cooper provides Swansea injury update

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Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has revealed that winger Wayne Routledge is unavailable over the next week because of injury.

Nathan Dyer is also thought to be a doubt for the double-header this week against Fulham and Blackburn Rovers.

Routledge missed the win over Huddersfield Town at the weekend because of a knee injury and is set to be out for the next ten days.

Speaking to WalesOnline after the game, Cooper said: “Wayne is looking at about ten days. He’s just got a bit of a niggle behind the knee. Nathan is a little bit similar as well. He shouldn’t be so long.

“It’s a little bit inconclusive with Nathan, we’re hoping it’s just a few days. So that was a bit of a pity going into today for selection.

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“But they’re very visible in and around the dressing room and adding the value that they do which is above the contributions they do as players.”

35-year-old Routledge has made 17 appearances across all competitions for the Swans this season and scored three goals while the 32-year-old Dyer has scored one goal in 11 games.

Routledge has been an important player for Swansea since he signed in 2011, making 277 appearances and scoring 30 goals for the club.

Dyer has also played a major part in Swansea’s rise across the last decade as he has scored 38 goals in 346 games for the club. He originally signed on loan for three months in the 2008-2009 season before joining permanently at the start of the following season.

The two wingers see their contracts expire in the summer as things stand.

The Verdict

Routledge and Dyer have had an important part to play in Swansea’s history but they have found it harder to feature as time has gone on.

The pair are currently bench-warmers at The Liberty Stadium and have found themselves playing backup to the likes of Andre Ayew and Bersant Celina.

They may have a say in how Swansea’s season ends but they are unlikely to be big misses for Cooper over the next week.


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