English Premiership

Swans' Sanches to return sooner than expected

2018-02-16 15:35
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Cape Town - On loan Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches could provide a boost to Swansea with his return to fitness in March.

The highly-rated and massively talented Portuguese international has struggled to find his feet with the Swans this season.

The 27-year-old has been beset by injuries and after a thigh problem, Sanches damaged a hamstring against Notts County last month.

Swans manager Carlos Carvalhal though says the midfielder is expected to return in March, sooner than expected.

He told the club's official website: "He is progressing. In the beginning, they said it could be long-term, but I believe he will come back next month.

"That's my feeling. I think he will be back sooner than we expect."

Swansea captain Angel Rangel as well as striker Wilfried Bony are also expected back in the coming weeks after coming through surgery on abductor and knee injuries respectively.

Carvalhal added: "Angel is looking well. He has had a successful operation and he will be back before the end of the season.

"Wilfried has also had his operation. I talked with him last [Wednesday] night - he is feeling well."

Swansea next face an away FA Cup fifth round fixture against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday with Carvalhal's men favourites to advance.

Kick-off is at 14:30 (SA time).


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