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Swans keep fingers crossed for Naughton

Swansea City are keeping fingers crossed over Kyle Naughton amid fears the veteran defender has joined their lengthy injury list.

Naughton, 35, was forced off late on as Swansea claimed a first win in five Championship games at Hull City.

Naughton has started back-to-back league games – something he last did in December 2022 – as a result of injuries to fellow right-backs Josh Key and Harrison Ashby.

Harry Darling, Azeem Abdulai and Sam Parker would also be options to play on the right side of defence, but they are also on the sidelines.

That meant Naughton was replaced by on-loan Chelsea centre-back Bashir Humphreys at Hull.

With Leeds United to come at the Swansea.com Stadium on Tuesday, head coach Luke Williams is hoping 35-year-old Naughton is not seriously injured.

“I think he has more cramp than anything else,” Williams said.

“We are hoping – we will have to wait for it to settle down of course before we know for sure.

“But what a player. He is so gifted. He makes football look simple at times. [At Hull there was a] tough pitch, aggressive opposition, but he is so calm, so much quality, he sees things that other players wouldn’t be able to see.”