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Swansea sweating on key man’s availability ahead of Leeds United test

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Swansea City could be without top scorer Oli McBurnie when they make the trip to take on Leeds United on Wednesday.

The Scotland international has enjoyed a very productive campaign so far, weighing in with 13 league goals in 30 games and establishing himself as a crucial player in Graham Potter’s team.

However, the Swans boss revealed at his press conference today that there are doubts as to whether McBurnie will feature at Elland Road: “We’ll make a decision on Oli McBurnie closer to the game.”

The 22-year-old was only used as a late substitute in the 1-0 win over Millwall on Saturday but it appears that he still hasn’t fully recovered.

Obviously, that would be a major boost for the Whites, who will be well aware of the threat that McBurnie poses.

He scored twice in a 2-2 draw when the sides met earlier in the season in Wales in what was a terrific individual display.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side head into the game having won just one of their last four but could still return to the top of the Championship with a win.

The Verdict

There’s no doubt that if McBurnie is out it will be a massive blow to Swansea, which will therefore help Leeds.

Potter’s side have proven they aren’t completely reliant on the striker but you don’t want to be going to a top two side without such an influential player.

So, Swansea will be prepared to give him as long as possible to make the XI and it will be interesting to see if he is involved.

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