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Fresh Michu concerns for Swansea City with forward set to miss Newcastle United trip

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

By Gareth Vincent / gareth.vincent@swwmedia.co.uk / @Gareth_Vincent

Swansea City's Michu looks set to miss out on the Newcastle United match.

Swansea City's Michu looks set to miss out on the Newcastle United match.

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MICHU is again likely to miss out with injury when Swansea City go to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Michu's return to action after a long-term lay-off came to a halt last Sunday when he was absent from Swansea's 1-0 defeat by Chelsea.

And the 28-year-old now seems set to be sidelined once more when Garry Monk's men head to the North East this weekend.

Michu is again suffering with pain in his troublesome ankle.

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And with three more weeks of the season to come after the Newcastle trip, there may now be question marks over whether the Spanish international forward will have much of a role before this difficult campaign draws to a close.

Signed for just £2.2 million at the start of last term, Michu cleaned up at last season's player-of-the-year bash after netting 22 goals.

But this campaign has been much more of a struggle for the former Rayo Vallecano man, who has scored six times in 24 appearances having been badly hindered by fitness concerns.

Michu underwent ankle surgery in December which kept him out for three months before returning as a substitute against West Brom just over a month ago.

He has since played in four more games, but has not looked match fit at any point.

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  • yankytaff  |  April 18 2014, 9:09AM

    Who can forget Michu standing on the touchline blood pouring from his head desperate to get back on the pitch stitched up @ half time and then carrying on playing. Michu gave us everything he had last season and this season before his injury,now when he's having a really bad time all some people can do is criticise him when we should be giving this player who has given us so much our 100% support. Gladly I think the critics are in a minority, I hope he realises this and remembers the ovation he had from the Jacks when he last played.

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  • White_Rock  |  April 18 2014, 8:33AM

    And Michu's lack of contribution has a direct effect on that. Hernandez has shone in that slot behind Bony. He should be starting there every game, not automatically shoved aside to accommodate a player still woefully short of match fitness.

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  • neathguard  |  April 18 2014, 7:00AM

    It's not Michu you gave to worry about, it's Monks ability to get the team to win a match.

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  • White_Rock  |  April 17 2014, 6:51PM

    His previous achievements are admirable. His presence in the side at the moment is a hindrance. It's as simple as that.

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  • CastleFieldJa  |  April 17 2014, 2:51PM

    Send him home to rest until pre-season …… where ever that may be!

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  • loyaljack  |  April 17 2014, 1:08PM

    As I said a couple of days ago in another posting, you will not see Michu in a Swans shirt again.

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  • sayitstraight  |  April 17 2014, 12:16PM

    I don't believe he's injured I think his head is elsewhere

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  • daifloyd  |  April 17 2014, 11:49AM

    I'm sure this nagging problem is more of a concern for michu than it is frustrating for the fans.we all know that for professional footballers you have a limited working career. The clock is ticking for michu. The longer he sits on the bench, the further his 'stock worth' diminishes. There is a possibility, as Yankytaff points out, that he might never be able to play again,or, I think at the very least, will never be the player that he was. Very unfortunate.

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  • yankytaff  |  April 17 2014, 8:02AM

    He' not fit White Rock give him a break, he must be really worried his ankle is still not right this type of problem @ his age could end a career. People have very short memories without Michu least season we would not have stayed in the PL

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  • White_Rock  |  April 17 2014, 7:31AM

    The way he's played since coming back it's a blessing, not a concern.

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