Date: 23rd February 2009 at 1:49pm
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Swansea City skipper Garry Monk will be out for Tuesday night’s FA Cup 5th round replay at Fulham with a back injury.

by aspaulhill
“With a good run in the team Serran will be a very good player for us.”

The defender missed Saturday’s game at home to Doncaster just as a precaution as he was struggling with a back strain.

Roberto Martinez says he isn’t quite ready to make a return to the first team, meaning Albert Serran will keep his place alongside Ashley Williams at the back.

‘He’s recovered well since Friday, but isn’t quite ready,”

‘It’s always a big blow to lose a player, especially your skipper, but we’ve got great strength in the squad – as we displayed against Doncaster.”



Joe Allen’s fitness will be assessed before tomorrow night’s game after picking up a thigh strain during Saturday’s game.