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Joe Allen set for return to action for Swansea in Oxford cup clash

08 Aug 2022 1 minute read
Joe Allen returns after suffering a hamstring injury with Wales in June . Photo Mike Egerton PA Images

Wales international Joe Allen is on course to make his first appearance of the season for Swansea in the Carabao Cup clash against Oxford.

Allen sat out the Championship games against Rotherham and Blackburn while he continued his recovery from a hamstring injury suffered on Wales duty in June.

Swansea boss Russell Martin is unlikely to make wholesale changes as his team look for a first win this term.

Like Allen, Wales Under-21 international Dan Williams is poised for an opportunity, setting off on the comeback trail following ankle trouble.

Oxford boss Karl Robinson is set to make changes for the clash with one eye on Saturday’s Sky Bet League One trip to Bristol Rovers, which has a 12.30pm kick-off.

One player who will not be involved against the Swans, though, is 17-year-old striker Gatlin O’Donkor.

O’Donkor, who was an unused substitute for Oxford’s opener against Derby, suffered an ankle injury in training and is set to undergo a scan.

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