Here is the summary of the latest Swansea City news for Thursday 2nd March.

The Swans are ready to make an offer for the palace youth.

Swansea City are preparing a summer deal for Crystal Palace youngster Killian Phillips.

Reports over the weekend linked the Swans to the 20-year-old. The football insider now claims the club are ready to make the move when the player’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

However, the same report states that the Swans are “among a host of Championship clubs” believed to be interested, meaning competition for their signature could be fierce.

It is also believed that the player himself wants to keep his options open at this stage.

Phillips is currently on loan at Shrewsbury Town after joining the League One side on loan in January.

Since joining the Shrews, he has made nine league appearances, scoring one goal and providing two assists.

Martin is keen to find a spark at Luton

Russell Martin admits Swansea City need to find the spark they need to restart the season at Luton Town this weekend.

Swans head to Kenilworth Road after a recent draw against Rotherham United and are in for a difficult run of results, which Martin admits has damaged the team’s confidence.

“We need something to lift our spirits and restore our confidence,” he said.

“Going through this difficult time will certainly benefit young players in the future, but we must get over it quickly.

“We have enough here to end the season successfully. You can sink or swim, you can grow or you can let it affect you.

“It’s about the mindset of coming together and making it happen. We know we have to help the boys better organize the game on game day, that’s what we have to work on.

“But we’ll do it without compromising what we believe and what the players also believe.”

Rushesha is happy to be back

Swansea City’s young defender Tiwonge Rushesha says he is happy to be back in action after spending the last 10 months sidelined with injury.

Rushesha, who recently played for the under-21s with Watford and Colchester, made his senior debut aged just 17, notching a 2019 Carabao Cup victory over Cambridge United. Since then, Landore Insiders has predicted great achievements for him.

Although his progress was slowed by an ACL injury in December 2020, he was also named U23 Player of the Season last season.

However, the injury recurred and he had to work hard to recover.

“Last April I tore the ACL in my left leg so I was out for 10 months. I had knee surgery two weeks later,” said Rushesha.

“My first ACL injury was in December 2020 and after recovering I went back for seven months before going out again.

“It’s been a long process off the pitch, but I’ve been working really hard in the gym, on myself and on the training ground when I can.

“It was difficult because all I wanted was to play football. I’ve had ACL surgery before and also long term so I knew what to expect, I knew what to look for and what to avoid.

“It was a little easier than last time because I’ve been through this before, but it’s still a frustrating process.

“It was tough mentally, but a lot of people helped me get through it. The staff was very supportive and wonderful.”

The former Swans manager brought the setup to Wales

Rob Page has appointed Manchester United first-team manager Eric Ramsey as his new assistant in Wales ahead of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, which starts this month.

Ramsay, who hails from central Wales, began his managerial career at Swansea City before moving to Shrewsbury Town. The Welshman joined Chelsea in 2019 as an under-23 manager before moving to the Manchester United first team in 2021.

The appointment comes after Page’s previous assistant, Keith Simons, lost his job in January after a disappointing performance at the World Cup.

Ramsey, who will combine his role with Wales alongside his duties at Old Trafford, initially focused on set-pieces and technical skills at Manchester United and is highly regarded by the Premier League giants.

Commenting on his new role, Ramsay said: “Having grown up in Llanfyllin, I am incredibly excited to be joining a Welsh organisation. There is so much buzz around the national team and its recent success that now is a great time to join.

“As the team has gone through a small change, it feels like a fresh start. I’ve already had some good conversations with Rob and Alan Knill, so I think the ingredients are there to make it an exciting time.”


Source: Wales Online