Swans boss wants New Year deals

Swansea City

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has admitted he will try and sign some players in January after injuries have hit his squad.

Attacking duo Michu and Nathan Dyer have both been ruled out for at least six weeks each and the Swans boss admits his options are now limited – especially in the final third.

“It is (tough), but that’s why we have a squad,” Laudrup told Sky Sports News. “We’re not having 11 or 13 players only – we have a squad and I think we are using everybody. We’ve done that already for half the season so far.

“But it is true right now, number-wise, it is a little bit tight. We only have 19 players. Right now, we have two players out for six or a little more weeks so we may have to see in the market in January but for the next two or three games, we have these 19 players and I have a lot of confidence in this squad.”

When asked about reinforcing Swansea with players in the January transfer window, the Dane admitted he is hoping to make some additions and is open to bringing players in on loan.

“Two weeks ago, I was asked about the transfer window and I said maybe we don’t need to sign anyone and in seven days, we lost two players for several weeks in Michu and Dyer,” he said.

“So things can change quickly in football. Let’s see what happens in the next three or four games and then when we come to January, we will take some decisions.

“It’s not a wild guess to think we are going for an offensive player. I’m happy with loans but the thing is there will be a lot of clubs looking for strikers so it will be tough for us – but we have to do as good a job as we can.”