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Vorm return bolsters Swansea

Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight at the news of goalkeeper Michel Vorm’s return to fitness ahead of Swansea’s trip to Wigan.

A virus caused the Dutchman to miss the Swan’s 2-0 loss at Stoke last week as well as his country’s victory over England on Wednesday.

Swansea have suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season, and the former FC Utrecht man will hope to stop the slide.

Manager Rodgers is delighted to have his first choice goalkeeper back, calling the 28-year-old one of the league’s best performers.

“Michel is back in training, there has been a virus that has swept around a few of the players but Michel has been back in training and it’s great to see him back in again,” Rodgers said.

“Michel has been brilliant this season, he is a great guy, a top performer at this level.”

“I really enjoy working with him, he is in love with his football and you can see that in his performance level and focus in games.”

“It was a difficult for Gerhard Tremmel to come in last week and most of what he had to deal with he dealt with well, but in Michel Vorm you have one of the best performers in the Premier League so it’s good to have him back.”

Saturday’s game sees the Welsh side come up against former manager Roberto Martinez, whose Wigan side are languishing at the bottom of the league.

If the Wigan are victorious, however, just seven points will separate Swansea from the Lancashire club and Rodgers is keen to point out his team are not clear of relegation danger yet.

“We are not jumping the gun, people are saying we are safe with 12 games to go but we have a lot of work to do and we need to make sure we keep collecting points,” he said.

Thu 1 March, 2012
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