Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Russell Martin Insists His Side Are Still Learning . . . And Tough Tests Like Birmingham Will Only Make Them Stronger
Russell Martin understands the frustration and criticism levelled at his team, but he believes that his side are at the beginning of their journey and will learn from these tough tests. Troy Deeney rescued a deserved point for Birmingham after Matt Grimes looked like inspiring Swansea to a comeback win in... Read More
Russell Martin Hails 'Warrior' Ben Cabango . . . After His Injury Time Winner Sends Swansea Into The Play-Off Spots
By David Williams Ben Cabango has been described as “a warrior” and one of the best defenders in the Championship by his grateful Swansea City head coach Russell Martin. Cabango underlined his growing stature for the Swans with a commanding performance and winning goal as Martin’s side made it three victories on... Read More
Michael Obafemi believes he has mended broken bridges with Swansea City fans after their reaction to his winning goal at West Bromwich Albion. The Swans striker – who was booed by some supporters on his return to the team following prolonged links with a move to Burnley – scored the... Read More
By Gareth James Michael Obafemi believes Swansea City can build quickly on their first win of the season – starting with the chance of back-to-back victories on Tuesday night. Millwall are the visitors to the Swansea.com Stadium where Russell Martin’s side will be hoping to extend the momentum of their weekend 1-0... Read More
Olivier Ntcham has been backed to lead a Swansea City resurgence in the second half of the season after Russell Martin revealed the French star had rejected a big money move to Russia. The Swans head coach is predicting Ntcham will become a growing influence at the club as they... Read More