Friday, 24 January 2014
Swansea in for Pilkington
Pilkington, who has missed much of the Premier League season through injury, has emerged as a transfer target for Swans manager, Michael Laudrup. The Swans, for whom a slew of injuries and poor form has seen them spiral towards the relegation zone, have struggled in the transfer market thus far. A long term link to Thomas Ince seems increasingly likely to come to nothing, while local rivals Cardiff have secured a number of players from overseas, as well as talented Manchester United winger, Wilfried Zaha, on loan.
Although chairman Huw Jenkins recently dismissed rumours of the Swans own interest in Zaha, the clubs' interest in the less inspiring- and injury prone- Pilkington and the pursuit of low-scoring Bolton forward, David N'Gog, will leave fans increasingly concerned about a lack of direction at the top as they brace themselves for a relegation battle.