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Graham Potter provides Swansea City injury update and says Wilfried Bony is progressing despite being “no spring chicken”

Swansea City boss Graham Potter has given the latest injury update ahead of his team’s clash with Nottingham Forest this weekend.

The Swans return from the international break with three difficult games in the space of a week, and they kick-off that tough seven days against Aitor Karanla’s Nottingham Forest.

Potter’s men go up against Forest this Saturday at the Liberty Stadium and they will be hoping they haven’t lost any momentum, with the international break coming straight after the dramatic win over Millwall.

Though, the international break probably arrived at a nice time for the Swans who were left struggling with a number of injuries after their visit to The Den.

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Speaking ahead of this week’s meeting with Nottingham Forest, Graham Potter provided the latest on the injury situation. He said: “Positives from the weekend; Leroy is making really good progress.

“(It’s) a bit too soon for this game, but depending on how things go, looking to towards more the Middlesbrough match with him. He’s working really well and we are really happy with him.

“Martin Olsson trained today, Oli McBurnie trained today and Joe Rodon trained today. So all good.”

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One position Swansea have been struggling in is the striker role with Oli McBurnie left to go at it alone thus far.

The Scottish international has done a sterling job leading the line, but without any back-up, his legs will inevitably tire, especially in weeks like this one when there are three games to contest.

But McBurnie won’t have to run on empty for too much longer as Wilfried Bony nears a return.

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Potter offered the latest on the Ivorian striker who has been out since last season with a serious knee injury. He said: “Wilfried has been away from a week with some family stuff back in Africa, but again, he’s making progress.

“He had a day with the physios today, I haven’t spoken to them yet, but he’s making good progress and we are hoping to have him in the group in the next few weeks. There’s no timescale to give you yet.”

Bony’s return will be a huge boost for Graham Potter and his Swansea City side, but the 43-year-old boss wants to take things slowly.

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When asked if the Swans medical team will be careful not to rush Bony back, he replied: “I think so, because of the nature of the injury and I hope he doesn’t mind me saying this, but he’s no spring chicken.

“But the amount of work he has done, the amount of good work he has done, you have to just respect that and do it the right way.”

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