Laudrup: Swansea need our strikers back

Wilfried Bony and Michu have both been absent with injury and, after Alvaro Vazquez had to be withdrawn against Newcastle on Wednesday, the Swans boss is missing his frontmen
Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is desperate for Wilfried Bony and Michu to return from injury but will not rush them back too soon.

The Swans have been shorn of attacking options after the Spaniard suffered an ankle problem and their record summer signing was sidelined with a hamstring complaint.

Fellow forward Alvaro Vazquez limped out of the 3-0 midweek win over Newcastle with a groin injury to leave his side without a recognised striker to lead the line and Laudrup admits that he will be relieved to see the trio return.

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Speaking ahead of Monday's home Premier League match against Hull City, Laudrup told Sky Sports News: "We'll see [if they will be available]. Michu has been out for five weeks since the Cardiff game with an ankle problem. Bony has only a been out for 10 days or so.

"We lost Vazquez the other night as well, so we have been a little unlucky with our strikers with injuries.

"We have games every three or four days, so we have to be careful not to bring them in too early - it is an important week for us with three games in six days.

"It would be nice to have some of our strikers back, even if we did so well without them [in the second half against Newcastle]. We really need them out there, so I hope we will get our strikers back soon."

Laudrup is looking for his side to build a run of form, having struggled for consistency in recent weeks - although he will have to make do without Leon Britton for the game after it was confirmed on Sunday that he has been ruled out for two weeks with a broken toe.

The win over Newcastle came off the back of consecutive defeats against Valencia and Manchester City but the Dane believes that there have been positive signs.

"It always helps after a great win against a strong Newcastle side," he added. "They are a team in good form right now, which we saw at Old Trafford [on Saturday].

"If you look at the table, we just have to move on. We just have to continue this. When you win, you have to try and keep on going. It's easy to build up a good run but it is also easy to have a bad one with a few results."