Will Ameobi Walk Straight Into The Team?

Last updated : 25 November 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor


One thing is certain, Nicky Butt has already been ruled out of Saturday's home game.

Butt missed out against Preston North End on Monday night with a calf problem and Chris Hughton confirmed the former England international will sit out the Swansea fixture.

As for Ameobi, he only returned to training on Monday after almost three months out with a foot problem, and is well short of match fitness.

Chris Hughton: "Nicky's unfortunately out with a calf strain, and he'll miss Saturday – we know that already.

"But there's better news on Shola.

"He's had a couple of days of good training, and is in good spirits. There's a possibility he will be OK for the weekend.

"Realistically, you're looking at Watford, but certainly he's a possible
for Swansea.

"Ryan Taylor missed the game, but we are assessing him day by day.

"We're certainly more optimistic than we were when we left Preston the other night."