Date:Monday March 2 2009
Roberto Martinez has received another midfield boost with the news that Joe Allen has made a rapid recovery from his thigh strain and could be in action at Derby County tomorrow night.
Darren Pratley made a surprise return to the substitutes bench on Saturday against Charlton Athletic and came on as a 90th minute replacement for Guillem Bauza.
He returned 6 weeks earlier than expected while Allen was expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, instead he returns after just 7 days, missing games against Fulham and Charlton.
It's a massive boost for the Swans as we have been looking thin in centre midfield, as striker Guillem Bauza came in as Allen's replacement for the last 2 games.
Both Pratley and Allen are likely to be on the bench tomorrow at Pride Park rather than featuring in the starting line-up, but we all know they will vastly improve our options from the bench.
It was evident on Saturday that we were lacking something in midfield, as we struggled to regain the lead after Bailey equalised on 55 minutes.
Butler struggled to make any impact after replacing Gower midway through the second half while Pratley showed glimpses of what we've been missing since he suffered his shoulder injury in January.
Martinez was obviously delighted to see Allen back, he told the Official Site:
'It's great news,'
'Luckily, because Joe is so young, it has obviously helped speed up the healing process.'
Date:Monday March 2 2009
Err.. The New Premier League Football... Ahem! (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Agent: Cigarini Could Sign Contract at Swansea City (Monday June 29 2015)
Swansea's Team A vs Team B Looks Stronger Than Ever (Sunday June 28 2015)
Portuguese Striker To Become 4th Summer Signing (Friday June 26 2015)
Swansea City Away Ticket Deals Praised By FSF (Thursday June 25 2015)
Monk: Nordfeldt Focussed On Fight For No 1 Spot (Wednesday June 24 2015)
New Swansea Signing Ayew Is 'Champions League Class' (Wednesday June 24 2015)
Swansea City Confirm 3rd Summer Signing (Tuesday June 23 2015)
Swansea City Transfer News Round-Up (Tuesday June 23 2015)
62% Believe Swansea City Can Improve On 8th Next Season (Monday June 22 2015)
|20. West Ham||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|July 1 Changes For City
» Man City : 01/07/2015 15:54:01
|Milner's Liverpool Move Confirmed
» Man City : 01/07/2015 15:41:01
|Young Signs Three Year Deal
» Man Utd : 01/07/2015 15:34:01
|Next For The Leicester Hotseat?
» Leicester City : 01/07/2015 15:33:01
|Wood Secures Leeds United Move
» Leicester City : 01/07/2015 15:20:00