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Borja made to wait

12 Aug

Record signing Borja Baston must wait for his Swansea debut as he will sit out the Premier League opener at Burnley.

Swansea: Borja made to waitSwansea: Borja made to wait

Borja completed a club-record £15.5million move from Atletico Madrid on Thursday but Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin will not integrate the 23-year-old Spaniard into his squad until next week.

Gylfi Sigurdsson will be among the substitutes even though he has only just returned to training following Iceland’s summer exploits, while Wales defender Neil Taylor is not included as he builds up fitness after his post-Euro 2016 break.

Guidolin has said he has not made a final decision on who wear will the armband following Ashley Williams’ departure to Everton this week, but he hinted that veteran midfielder Leon Britton is in line.

“If Leon plays he is (usually) the captain,” said Guidolin. “After that, I don’t know, we will decide this.

“The captain is important for me, it was important for me last season with Ash. I will remember that, and so I believe it’s important to have a (good) captain.

“But it is more important to have a good relationship with all players. The armband is not important, the relationships are.”

Provisional squad: Fabianski, Naughton, Amat, Fernandez, Kingsley, Britton, Cork, Fer, Routledge, Barrow, Llorente, Nordfeldt, Birighitti, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Ki Sung-yueng, Dyer, Montero, Sigurdsson, Emnes, Fulton.

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