By Alex Stevens
Swansea are unlikely to be able to recall Modou Barrow from his loan spell at Leeds following the season-ending injury to Nathan Dyer, according to a reliable journalist.
The official Swans website reported on Monday that Swans winger Dyer has ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left ankle and is set to be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.
With another wide player for the Welsh side, Jefferson Montero, also currently out with a torn hamstring, there has been speculation that Swansea could attempt to bring Barrow back from his half-season loan at Elland Road.
Asked by a Leeds fan on Twitter if it was possible for the Premier League club to recall the 24-year-old in an emergency situation, Yorkshire Evening correspondent Phil Hay is convinced they cannot.
“Full/half season loans don’t normally include recall clauses so I wouldn’t have thought so,” said Hay on his personal Twitter account.
@andywood_86 full/half season loans don’t normally include recall clauses so I wouldn’t have thought so.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 13, 2017
Barrow has made two substitute appearances for Leeds since joining the club on deadline day on loan for the remainder of the season.
The Gambia international, who has been at Swansea since signing in the summer of 2014, is in contention to play in Leeds’ Championship clash against Bristol City on Tuesday night.
Dyer, 29, has been a bit-part player for the Swans for much of this season, partly due to an injury that sidelined him for two months in the autumn.
He has recently been back in the team under new manager Paul Clement and has featured in five games over the past month.
A Premier League winner while on loan at Leicester last season, Dyer limped off after just seven minutes of Swansea’s 2-0 win over Claudio Ranieri’s side on Sunday.
With Dyer and Montero sidelined, Wayne Routledge, Luciano Narsingh and January signing Jordan Ayew are Clement’s main options to play out wide for the remainder of the season.