Date: 14th November 2012 at 8:42pm
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Swansea City defender Chico Flores is hoping to return to the first team on Saturday at Newcastle United after missing the last two games due to a dead leg.

The Spaniard picked up the injury during the 3-1 Capital One Cup win at Liverpool.

Club skipper Garry Monk has done a decent job in his absence but manager Michael Laudrup will hope to have one his first team centre backs available again.

Chico Flores said:

“I am hoping to return to full training on Thursday to see how it reacts.

“Like all players, I want to play week-in, week-out, and I am not the type of person who likes to leave the field with an injury.

“But I just couldn`t carry on at Liverpool; it was too bad.

“I thought I would recover after three or four days, but it just got worst and has dragged on.

“It was particularly disappointing because I thought I was at a good level after coming back from suspension. I was feeling comfortable on the pitch and with the team.

“My English is improving all the time, and although it`s still early days, I understand my team-mates a lot more and can express myself better.

“The injury is a blow, but I hope to be fit and performing well again soon, hopefully at Newcastle on Saturday.“


Chico’s performances have been rather indifferent during the season, from looking a bit of a liability in some games – particularly when he got sent off with a high-leg foul on Louis Saha while also looking more recently solid and reliable – particularly at Liverpool in the Cup where he also netted the first goal.