Boost for Swansea City as Bony set to make first Championship appearance

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The Cote d'Ivoire international is available for selection after overcoming a lingering knee injury that has kept him out of action since February

Wilfried Bony is set to make his first English Championship appearance when Swansea City travel to the Macron Stadium to take on Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 29-year-old last featured for the Swans in February against Leicester City in the Premier League owing to a lingering knee injury.

Despite returning to training, the attacker has yet to convince his coach Graham Potter of his readiness for action and subsequently missed their ties against Reading and Rotherham United.

However, on Thursday, the gaffer confirmed that the former Manchester City man will be available for selection when they take on Phil Parkinson’s men.

“Wilfried has trained well. He has progressed and he has looked sharp,” Potter told club website.

“He is with the group and he is now available for selection.

“He has had a big injury and it has taken him a bit of time to get over it, but he has worked hard and you can see the qualities he has already.

“What he needs now is to build up his time on the pitch.

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“We will have a look again on Friday but hopefully, if all goes well, he can travel with us to Bolton.”

Swansea are ninth in the log with 23 points from 16 games and the addition of Bony will be a huge boost to them as they aim to return to winning ways after their loss to Rotherham last time out.

 

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