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Josh McEachran's chances at Chelsea have been severely limited

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Swansea have reached an agreement to loan Josh McEachran from Chelsea but will have to wait before the midfielder can complete the move to south Wales.

Enda Stevens becomes Villa's first January signing

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Swans are up and running on the road against Villa

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Rhodri Marsden: In which Rhodri is moved by an ancestral tape recording

I don't sound Welsh enough for my liking. My name might suggest a sonorous voice suited to performing at the Eisteddfod or auctioning cattle in Abergavenny, but I've got a nondescript southern accent that could come from anywhere within a 70-mile radius of London. It actually comes from within a seven-mile radius of Luton: the dialectological equivalent of magnolia paint. I suppose I could affect a Welsh accent, but that would make me look even more desperate for attention that I already do, and I'd probably sound like Nick Clegg doing a bad impression of Gandhi.

Mark Gower is desperate to turn out for Swansea against Spurs today

Gower's day of destiny with Spurs arrives

Cruelly denied a first-team chance at the Lane, the Swansea man hopes at last to face his old club in the top flight, he tells James Corrigan

Jamie Mackie's equaliser was only the third goal that Swansea have conceded at home all season

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Swansea hitman Graham is happy he snubbed QPR

Swansea striker Danny Graham insists he made the right decision to join the Swans over Queen's Park Rangers, who travel to south Wales for today's tea-time kick-off.

Gavin Henson will play at full-back on his debut for the Cardiff Blues against Newport-Gwent Dragons tomorrow

It's 'now or never' as Henson takes final shot at glory

Gavin Henson has had so many last chances he could have bought himself the saloon.

The Fulham goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, takes a tumble off the back of Swansea's Leroy Lita

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer out for up to six weeks

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer faces up to six weeks on the sidelines with a spinal injury.

Hunt names 20 local TV areas

Twenty cities likely to launch local TV services have been named by Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary.

The Fulham goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, takes a tumble off the back of Swansea's Leroy Lita

Vorm lifts Swansea into eleventh heaven

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Rodgers 'not offered Northern Ireland job'

The Irish Football Association chief executive Patrick Nelson has denied that Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers was offered the Northern Ireland job on a part-time basis.

Speed tribute put back two weeks

Newcastle have postponed a tribute to former player Gary Speed before today's game with Chelsea at the request of his wife Louise, who wants to attend but will be at Leeds as they pay respects to their former player.

Police hunt football pitch joy rider

A manic driver sped on to a football field during a match and caused chaos with a potentially lethal joy ride around the pitch.

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