Swansea City Joe Rodon

Swansea City handed fitness boost ahead of Nottingham Forest clash as Joe Rodon returns to training

Swansea City have received a fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Nottingham Forest.

Graham Potter has received a big boost with young defender Joe Rodon returning to training ahead of the weekend.

Rodon picked up an ankle injury while playing for the Swans in their dramatic 2-1 win over Millwall before the international break.

The injury forced Rodon to miss out on international duty with Wales. The centre-back was called up by Robert Page for the under-21s squad.

Rodon’s return to training will be a huge boost for Graham Potter who is already limited for options in his sparse squad.

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The centre-back has flourished in the starting XI after being given the opportunity in the second game of the season, a home win against Preston North End.

Rodon’s partnership with Mike van der Hoorn looks to be crucial for the Swans and it makes his return all the more important for Graham Potter.

The Swans face a stern test this weekend with Nottingham Forest arriving at the Liberty Stadium looking to improve on their average start to the campaign.

Forest have ambitions of making the play-offs this season having invested heavily in the summer.

And the fixture is just the first of three difficult games in the next week, placing even more importance on Joe Rodon’s return to action.