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Swansea will look for new left-back

Neil Taylor: Ruled out for the season

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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has confirmed he will be looking for cover at left-back after Neil Taylor was sidelined for the rest of the season.

The Great Britain and Welsh ace was stretched off during their 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

He has since undergone surgery and the club have confirmed he is unlikely to play again this season.

Taylor's absence has left him with only 19-year-old Ben Davies as cover and he admits that is not ideal and he will need to find cover.

"Neil's injury is serious first of all for him as a person and a player," he told the South Wales Evening Post.

"One second you are out on the pitch running and playing, then suddenly you are out.

"You are talking a long time before Neil returns to the game, and we will have to do something.

"We only have one left-back now and he is only 19, so we will see what we can do.

"Ben did well in pre-season and he did great against Sunderland, but he is 19 - you can't put so much responsibility on his shoulders.

"We can't go out and buy someone, but we need someone. We will have to wait and see what possibilities we have.

"What happens if Ben gets an injury or a little flu or whatever? We need an extra player."