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Swansea set for frustrating blow ahead of Manchester City test

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Swansea City are likely to be without Oli McBurnie for this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City.

Graham Potter’s side take a welcome break from the hectic Championship schedule this weekend, with a place at Wembley in the semi-finals up for grabs when they take on City.

However, Potter has revealed that he might have to field a side not containing McBurnie, who has only returned for light training today ahead of tomorrow’s 5:20pm kick-off.

“Oli McBurnie did some light training today but he’s unlikely to be available,” Potter told the Swans’ official media.


McBurnie has been an important part of Potter’s side throughout the season, with the Scot leading the line superbly.

In 35 appearances across all competitions, the 22-year-old has scored 18 goals, making him the club’s most dangerous attacker by some distance.

In addition to that, Potter is sweating on the fitness of Kyle Naughton, although Cameron Carter-Vickers should be fit enough to play despite a recent knock.

The Verdict

McBurnie is such a crucial player in this Swansea side and whatever chance they had of progressing past City takes a significant hit without him available.

He scores goals, links play and would cause Pep Guardiola’s defence problems.

Someone like Daniel James leading the line will be interesting because of his pace, but the lack of physical presence would be a real area of concern.

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