Swansea City v Aston Villa: Latest team news

Andre Ayew will miss Swansea's Barclays Premier League home game against Aston Villa and a reunion with his brother Jordan.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 11:46 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 11:51 am

Ayew sat out last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Bournemouth and Swansea hope their leading eight-goal marksman will be fit straight after the international break.

Jefferson Montero should return to the bench after a bout of flu as head coach Francesco Guidolin ends a three-game absence from the dugout following a chest infection.

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Fer, Cork, Routledge, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Paloschi, Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Bartley, Britton, Ki, Montero, Barrow, Gomis, Emnes, Kingsley.

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Carlos Sanchez is available for Aston Villa after being out for the last two months with a hamstring injury.

The midfielder has not played since Villa’s FA Cup replay win against Wycombe in January and will be in Remi Garde’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Swansea.

Adama Traore (foot) and Jack Grealish (ankle) are close to a return and could make their comeback after the international break but Libor Kozak (ankle) is not expected back soon while Jordan Amavi (knee) is out for the season.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Bunn, Hutton, Richards, Okore, Lescott, Clark, Cissokho, Richardson, Westwood, Bacuna, Gana, Veretout, Sanchez, Lyden, Davis, Gil, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, Ayew, Gestede