Swansea City midfielder Tom Carroll could make his return from injury in Tuesday’s Championship clash with Birmingham City.
Indeed, on Monday, Swansea boss Graham Potter confirmed that Carroll was in his thinking for Tuesday’s fixture having fully recovered from injury.
Carroll has not turned out for Swansea since their 3-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers on October 23.
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Niggling hip and groin problems have seen Carroll miss a lot of football, but Potter has confirmed that the midfielder has been training for ‘three or four weeks’.
The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster played in all but one of Swansea’s 38 Premier League matches last season, but could not prevent the Welsh outfit from being relegated.
There is no question that the Swans have missed Carroll’s quality in the middle of the park this term though and his return to fitness will be a huge boost for the club.
Swansea have played their last 14 Championship matches without Carroll, recording six wins, two draws and six defeats.
The Welsh outfit are actually unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day and recorded a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United on January 19 to leave themselves in 11th position, just six points off the playoff positions.
Potter’s team also progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 win over Gillingham at the weekend.
It is a good time for Carroll to return as the confidence in the team is high and there is no question that the midfielder will be desperate to play his part between now and the end of the campaign.
Few players in the Swansea squad move the ball as well as Carroll, whilst his versatility will be key over the next few months.