Swansea City have reportedly been taking precautions to protect their first team after an outbreak of mumps in their academy.
The Swans drew 4-4 with Hull City on Friday evening in a wild end-to-end clash that showcased what the Championship is all about.
That result meant their winless run has now extended to five games, which has seen them slip five points from the top six.
Their form is not the only thing of concern to the South Wales club, however, as they’re understood to be taking precautions following an illness outbreak.
According to David Ornstein from The Athletic, Swansea’s academy players were told to stay away from the club’s Landore training complex for five days due to an outbreak of mumps last week.
Three players and one coach are thought to have contracted the disease and Landore is understood to have been quarantined, however, the academy complex is expected to be reopened today.
It has also been reported that Swansea’s U23s will train at Landore this week as a precautionary measure to protect the first team.
The U23s and first-team both usually train at Fairwood but as their are players that move between the U18s and U23s squads, the club have separated them.
Swansea’s next game sees them welcome Huddersfield Town to the Liberty Stadium on the weekend.
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Steve Cooper’s side have struggled to find a win in the last few weeks but remain in the play-off picture.
The last thing they need now as we head into the business end of the season is an illness outbreak.
In that sense, these precautionary measures make a lot of sense from the Swans.
They will be hoping to have their squad fit and firing for the visit of the Terriers on Saturday.