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The Spaniard is suffering from a groin problem and will miss the club's Europa League second-leg tie against Malmo along with the former Liverpool midfielder, who is ill

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is confident that Pablo Hernandez and Jonjo Shelvey will be available for his side's Premier League season opener against Manchester United.

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Swansea face Malmo in their Europa League third-round qualifying fixture on Thursday, having taken a commanding first-leg lead, but will be without Hernandez due to a groin problem, while Shelvey is sidelined through illness

Laudrup's side, who won the Capital One Cup and finished ninth last season, start their domestic campaign against the Premier League campions on August 17.

"We have a couple of players not here. We didn't want to risk Pablo because we are talking about a muscle injury," Laudrup told Wales Online.

"He's already training but we will wait and he will train today and tomorrow and with the squad on Friday.

"The players are off for the weekend and hopefully he will be 100% for Monday and we can go from there.

"Jonjo is sick, yesterday he had a fever. We spoke to the doctor last night and we agreed to see how he was this morning to see if he was better but he is worse so that is why he has not travelled."

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