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Swansea’s forgotten man Montero nearing a return

Swansea’s forgotten man Montero nearing a return

According to Wales Online, Swansea winger Jefferson Montero is very close to a return for the south Wales side. 

Speaking in a press conference, manager Graham Potter said that the Ecuadorian is back in training and could return very soon from a thigh injury that has kept him out since September.

With all the furore surrounding star striker Wilfried Bony’s imminent return from injury at The Liberty Stadium, Montero’s return has crept under the radar somewhat. But if the winger’s form before he got injured is anything to go by, this should be the man to be excited about.

The 29-year-old was in scintillating form for The Swans before sustaining his injury and has been bitterly missed since. All four Championship appearances he made came from the bench, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t monumental, particularly as he turned the match against Millwall around with two assists to help his team win 2-1. He may play a similar role when he returns, and that will be a huge asset to Potter.

However, he will be returning to a side that are looking increasingly impressive, and will be joining an attack comprising of the in-form Oli McBurnie and the revelation Daniel James on the wing. Alongside Bony’s return, Potter has suddenly got an influx of hugely talented attackers back at his disposal.

Swansea currently sit in eighth place in the Championship, only two points behind sixth place Derby and six points behind leaders Sheffield United. The return of Montero will only help The Swans climb up the table.

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