VIDEO: Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup admits fears for key pair
MICHAEL Laudrup admits Swansea City may again be without key men Ashley Williams and Angel Rangel when they face St Gallen and Southampton this week.
Swansea captain Williams missed Saturday's defeat by Arsenal with a long-standing ankle complaint, while Rangel was also absent after damaging an ankle in training.
Laudrup was also without club skipper Garry Monk with a knee problem which is likely to sideline him for a fortnight, while Roland Lamah was unavailable because of a toe problem which Swansea are still assessing.
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"We have to see with Angel and Ashley," said Laudrup, who was also without Pablo Hernandez once again.
"Angel twisted an ankle on Thursday, so I don't know with him.
"I don't want to risk either Angel or Ashley because neither injury is serious but if you bring it forward too many times you will carry it on for weeks or months and they will not be 100 per cent.
"That is my concern especially for Ashley. If I have to leave him out for the next two games then I will do that so he can recover and be fit when he comes back."
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Swansea host Swiss side St Gallen in the Europa League on Thursday night before travelling to in-form Southampton next Sunday.
The international break follows the Saints trip, and Laudrup hopes Williams may be rested by Wales.
"With injuries like the one Ash has, you will only get worse if you do not get the chance to recover," added the Swansea boss.
"If that happens, then nobody will benefit."