Wayne Routledge faces late fitness test as Swansea take on Brentford

Posted Saturday, July 25, 2020 by PA

Wayne Routledge faces late fitness test as Swansea take on Brentford

Swansea will assess Wayne Routledge ahead of the first leg of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final against Brentford on Sunday.

Routledge hopes to overcome a calf strain sustained in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 4-1 win at Reading, in which the veteran wideman scored twice.

Defender Mike Van Der Hoorn will also be monitored after limping off at Reading, while Kyle Naughton is suspended.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman (hip) and George Byers (ankle) will miss the first leg but have not been ruled out of the Griffin Park return on Wednesday.

Brentford are at full strength after two successive defeats cost them automatic promotion.

Those losses to Stoke and Barnsley saw Brentford finish third, two points behind runners-up West Brom.

Head coach Thomas Frank could bring back fellow Dane Mathias Jensen to bolster the midfield.

The vaunted ‘BMW’ strikeforce of Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins are set to start in the bid to improve on their combined 57-goal tally this season.


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