Soccer News of Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Jordan Ayew is to be given as much time as possible to prove his fitness ahead of Swansea City’s clash with Newcastle after being taken ill on international duty with Ghana.
The striker was ruled out of the Black Stars World Cup qualifier against Congo in Brazzaville on Tuesday with an upset stomach.
Swansea believe the illness is a stomach bug rather than food poisoning, and Ayew will fly back to the UK on Wednesday where he will be assessed by the club’s medical team.
He will not be rushed back into training, although Swansea are hopeful he will have recovered in time to be involved against the Magpies at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
Should he be unavailable it could mean Wilfried Bony makes an instant return to the Swansea starting line-up following his signing from Manchester City.
Bony played a full part in training on Tuesday, although the likes of Wayne Routledge and Luciano Narsingh may also come into head coach Paul Clement’s thoughts.
Clement has gone with two up front in each of his startling line-ups this season.
Ayew has started all four of Swansea’s games so far this season, scoring in the wins over MK Dons and Crystal Palace.