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.
Swansea City Recall Morgan Whittaker From Plymouth Loan . . . After Impressive Start Under Steven Schumacher
By Paul Jones Swansea City have decided to bring Morgan Whittaker back from his loan at Plymouth Argyle. The 21-year-old has been impressive for Plymouth, the leaders in League One, scoring nine goals in 25 appearances since moving there last July. He's only made three starts for Swansea in the Championship since joining... Read More
Joe Is In The Know . . . Allen Return Provides So Much Wisdom, Insists Swansea City Boss Russell Martin
Joe Allen’s know-how will prove a vital asset for Swansea City this coming season, head coach Russell Martin has insisted. Allen could make the second Swansea debut of his career on Tuesday night in a pre-season game at Plymouth Argyle, a full 15 years after his first. The Wales midfielder,... Read More
Wrexham captain Shaun Pearson insists the Dragons are on a mission to climb the Vanarama National League table. Manager Bryan Hughes is under pressure from supporters after six games without a win and they are in 19th place, level on points with Saturday’s opponents Aldershot. Pearson had a one-to-one chat with Hughes... Read More
Walsall 0, Newport County 0 Newport County battled to a goalless League Two draw at Walsall, but have also been struck by a major blow. Manager Michael Flynn was happy with an away point at Bescot Stadium, but the news that centre-back Mickey Demetriou has been ruled out for up to 14... Read More
Walsall-born Kyle Howkins, an imposing, combative defender, scored his first goal for Newport County and says: “I want more.” The Exiles, who defeated SkyBet League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle 1-0 at home, play Howkins’ home town club Walsall away on Tuesday. “It was great to help Newport earn three points and felt... Read More
Former £28m Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has linked up with Newport County. The former Swansea City forward, who scored for Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations, is training with manager Michael Flynn’s County. “Great to have Wilfried Bony training with us,' said Flynn. “Excellent work ethic, professionalism and standards.... Read More