Britton struggling for Swans

Midfielder Leon Britton is the major fitness concern for Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke at the Liberty Stadium.

Midfielder Leon Britton is the major fitness concern for Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke at the Liberty Stadium.

Britton is still struggling with the back complaint that saw him withdrawn early against Chelsea last weekend but Rodgers is hopeful his playmaker will be available.

Striker Danny Graham could come back into the starting line-up in place of Leroy Lita but midfielder Ferrie Bodde is set to undergo yet another operation in the latest setback to his recovery from a series of knee injuries.

Garry Monk and Ashley Williams are again the only fit centre-halves with Alan Tate (broken leg), Steven Caulker (knee) and Kemy Agustien (hamstring) all sidelined.

Provisional squad: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Graham, Sinclair, Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Moreira, Rangel, Allen, Tremmel, Gower, Richards, Lucas.

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