Ivory Coast star Wilfried Bony back in training

Ivory Coast star Wilfried Bony back in training
Wilfried Bony

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Oct 18, 2018. 09:00

EFL Championship club Swansea City have confirmed that Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony is back in training.

The 29-year-old has not featured for the Welsh side since rupturing a cruciate ligament in February, meaning he missed the end of the 2017/18 season which saw the club relegated from the Premier League, as well as their 12 matches thus far in the 2018/19 Championship campaign.

Bony is in his second spell at Swansea after a two-year stint at Manchester City. The Citizens signed him for £28m in 2015, but he made just 36 league appearances before he was sold back to to the Welsh club in 2017.

He made 15 top-flight appearances for the Swans last season, scoring two goals, before an ankle injury sustained during a 1-1 draw at Leicester ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Swansea boss Graham Potter told the club's official website: "Wilfried will join the group for part of the session on Thursday [today].

"He has been working hard with the medical staff and he will be involved in some of what we do.

"We will have to see how he adapts to that and how he responds to the football load, but he has put in a lot of work to get to this point."

Swansea are placed 11th on the Championship log and will face Aston Villa in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon, kick-off at 16h00.

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