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Tate returns for Swansea reserves with plaudits for medical staff

Swansea defender Alan Tate has paid tribute to the club's medical team after making his return from a broken leg for the reserves. The 29 year old was expected to be out for at least six months, but he has managed to return in just over four and played 45 minutes in Wednesday's 1-0 win at Hereford.

He said: "I enjoyed it, it's good to be back, especially as I am two months ahead of schedule.

"The medical team have been brilliant with me and the hard work has obviously paid off because I am back in four months rather than seven or eight.

"I am not 100% because the left leg feels weaker than the right, but that's because the muscle still needs building up again."

He added: "It's going to be hard to get back in the side because the lads have been doing really well.

"But I'd prefer the team to be doing well and me have to fight to get back in rather than walk straight back in a team that is bottom of the league.

"If I get back in I will have worked hard enough to earn it."

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