Swansea City concern over Ashley Williams' ankle injury

Ashley Williams

Swansea have an injury concern over captain Ashley Williams ahead of Sunday's match against Stoke City on Sunday.

The central defender had a sore ankle after Thursday's 1-1 Europa League draw with Kuban Krasnodar.

Williams has played only three games since recovering from an injury on the same ankle.

"Ashley had a little pain yesterday - he's been out for four weeks and he's trying to get back," said Laudrup.

"When you come back after many weeks, it's normal after a few games you still feel something."

Williams' injury will be assessed on Saturday as Swansea aim to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat against Cardiff City.

The Swans will again be without last season's top scorer Michu, who missed the midweek trip to Russia with an ankle injury.

Swansea's last win came against Sunderland on 19 October, but Laudrup is playing down some of the doubts being expressed about his team's form this season.

"At this stage we only have one point less than we did at this point last year," said the Dane.

"Let's see what happens on Sunday.

"We're playing at home. We'll try everything we can to win because it's the first Premier League game after we lost the derby."

However, Laudrup had little time for the suggestion that Mark Hughes' Stoke were a team that Swansea would expect to beat at home.

"I think that would be very, very arrogant - and I'm not arrogant," he said.