Swansea City v Leeds United: Farke aware of Swansea threat as James returns to squad

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 7:00
1 min read

Daniel Farke is a manager who should be high on confidence.   He will arrive in SA1 this evening with his Leeds United team on the back of six consecutive league wins in 2024 and with a real chance of steering his charges back to the Premier League at the first time of asking,

Just a solitary point separates them from second placed Southampton going into the midweek fixtures and pushing hard for that immediate return which was his aim when he was appointed as Leeds manager back in July.

Farke will have four ex Swans to choose from after he confirmed that Daniel James was back in the squad having missed the last couple of weeks through injury.   It is likely though that he will start on the bench alongside Joel Piroe although there could be a first Leeds start for Connor Roberts who could take a place in a defence that will also include Joe Rodon on his return to SA1.

Despite their excellent form the Leeds manager is very wary of the threat possessed by the Swans particularly after Luke Williams got his first win as Swans boss on Saturday away at Hull.

“It’s a brave side and a good possession side,” said Farke.

“You can see clear principles and processes in their game.  I’m also not surprised that they are capable to win a really difficult away game.

“So for me, it was not a surprise because I think it’s a really good side with many experienced players on this level, with many technical players.

“So I think they are definitely also still one of the best and better possession sides in this in this league.

“It’s a big task and big ask, especially after the win for them, they will go into this next game with confidence.

“It will be a difficult task and we have to be prepared.”

Embed from Getty Images

 

Phil Sumbler

Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

NewsNow

League Table

Next Up

Forum Latest

Threads: 14,080

Messages: 227,890

Members: 1,583

Latest member: merissapeterman

Latest from Blog

Swans TV: Sunderland v Swansea City | 90 in 90

. . .Check out the best of our pitchside and behind-the-scenes footage as we wrap up Swansea City's Championship victory at Sunderland in 90 seconds. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER…

Sunderland 1-2 Swansea City – Ronald’o’ at the double

Swansea City got a desperately needed three points at the Stadium of Light thanks to a brace from Brazilian winger Ronald. The impressive January signing got two deserved goals in a dominant first half display by the Swans as they followed up the last good away win at Hull City…

Swans TV: Matt Grimes on Sunderland | Reaction

. . .Swansea City captain, Matt Grimes, talks to Swans TV after the Swans Championship win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us…

Swans TV: Sunderland v Swansea City | Extended Highlights

. . .watch all the key moments from the Swans' Championship clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC Follow…

Swans TV: Sunderland v Swansea City | Highlights

. . .watch some of the key moments from the Swans' Championship clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. For more information, as well as all the latest Swansea City AFC news, log onto the club's official website at http://www.swanseacity.com Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SWANSPLAYER Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCityFC…

Don't Miss

Swans TV: Sunderland v Swansea City | 90 in 90

. . .Check out the best of our pitchside and

Sunderland 1-2 Swansea City – Ronald’o’ at the double

Swansea City got a desperately needed three points at the