Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe... Read More
Oli McBurnie ended his barren spell with two goals to see off Reading – not that his manager felt his striker was sleepless in Swansea. McBurnie’s double enabled the Swans to overcome Reading, 2-0, at the Liberty Stadium and move back to within two points off the play-offs. The goals... Read More
Paul Clement returns to Swansea City on Saturday with an appreciative thumbs-up from a player who will try and ruin his day. The former Swans manager brings his Reading side to the Liberty Stadium 10 months after he was sacked in a gamble that eventually backfired and led to the... Read More
Leroy Fer insists Swansea City can continue their recent resurgence and paid tribute to manager Carlos Carvalhal for transforming an under-performing squad. The Dutch midfielder has played in four of the Swans’ seven matches under Carvalhal after appearing to fall out of favour in the late stages of the Paul... Read More
Alfie Mawson has pledged his future to relegation-threatened Swansea City, despite being a £25m target for West Ham. The England U21 centre-back is wanted by Hammers manager David Moyes and has previously interested both Spurs and Southampton. But Mawson, 23, insists his priority is to stick with the suffering Swans... Read More