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Leon Britton back in training ahead of Swansea City's match with Everton

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

Leon Britton back in training ahead of Swansea City's match with Everton
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LEON Britton is back in training and could return for Swansea City's home clash with Everton on Sunday.

Britton, who last played in the 1-0 home defeat to Valencia last month, has been sidelined after breaking a toe.

But the midfielder trained with the squad yesterday and is pushing for a recall when the Toffees visit.

Chico Flores is also in contention to face Everton.

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The Spanish defender injured his knee in St Gallen last Thursday and would have been doubtful for the trip to Carrow Road had he not already ben suspended.

Flores is set to resume training before the weekend and should be available to face Everton barring any setbacks.

Club captain Garry Monk remains sidelined with a knee problem, while Angel Rangel misses the match after picking up his fifth yellow card against Norwich.

Dwight Tiendalli is set to replace the right-back, though Swansea also have the option of starting Jazz Richards.

The Welsh international is back at the Liberty after his loan spell with Championship side Huddersfield expired.

Richards played nine games for Mark Robins's side and also impressed for Wales in draws against Belgium and Finland.

Meanwhile, Swansea have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association after accepting charges of failing to control their players in the 1-1 draw with Hull.

The Tigers will be docked the same amount following a fracas involving Hull's Tom Huddlestone and Yannick Sagbo and Swansea's Ashley Williams late in the match.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw after Danny Graham's opener against his former club was cancelled out by Flores in the 60th minute. Sagbo and Williams were both booked by referee Martin Atkinson following the incident, while Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was also shown a yellow card in the aftermath.

Hungarian midfielder Akos Baki has revealed that he is keen to join Swansea following a trial in South Wales. The 19-year-old, who plays his club football for MTK Budapest, recently spent a week training with the Swans under-18 side.

"They said they had been satisfied with me and were hopeful to meet me again. I hope so too," he said.

"Everybody speaks and communicates on the pitch and they don't say a bad word if you make a mistake but encourage you. The speed of the game is high and the players are faster and physically and mentally stronger.

"Everyone was very kind, they treated me as their team member from the first minute. To sum up, I felt great."

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