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Double boost for Swans as Rushworth and Kuharevich sign

Swansea City have tonight bolstered their first team squad with the signings of Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Carl Rushworth and Troyes striker Mykola Kuharevich.

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England Under-21 international Rushworth will sign on a season-long loan to provide cover for injured number one Stevan Benda and competition for Andy Fisher, whilst Ukrainian target man Kuharevich will bolster Duff’s forward line. The 22-year-old joining on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal and will wear the clubs number 19 shirt. 

After undergoing medicals at the clubs Fairwood base the duo will be available for the Swans opening EFL Championship fixture at the Swansea.com Stadium against Birmingham City on Saturday. 

In what looks like a busy week in the transfer market for Duff’s side the two signings may not be the last before the visit of the Blues with Newcastle full back Harrison Ashby also expected to sign in the coming days on loan.  

The signing of Kuharevich will certainly provide Duff with a differential in his attack. Standing at 6 ft 4 the Ukrainian under-21 international spent the previous season on loan at Hibernian scoring five times in 15 appearances at Easter Road. 

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Halifax-born Rushworth, highly regarded by the Seagulls was part of the European Championship England under-21 squad that triumphed this summer. He reunites with first-team goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson who is also part of the Three Lions coaching team. A factor that heavily influenced the 22-year-old to move to South Wales for the season.

“I’m buzzing to get it done. After speaking with Marge [Martyn Margetson] two weeks ago, the experience he has got and the amount of games that I can play in this season it was a no-brainer to join really,” said Rushworth. 

“There are so many positives, it would be foolish to turn it down. He’s going to be giving me all the advice that he can give me. I think it is going to be very beneficial for my career.

“I think it is the perfect club for my progression. I think taking this step into the Championship is what I needed. It is the toughest it has been in a long time with the teams that it has in it.

“I’m really looking forward to it though, it is going to be tough, there is not going to be an easy game but I’m just going to thrive off the challenge and experience of playing against some of these teams. 

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“The lads have been great with me and have made me feel really welcome. So have all the staff and coaches. 

“As a squad, I feel we can be pushing for the play-offs and get promoted. That is on everybody’s mind and we’re all going to be working together to achieve that.” 

(Lead image: Swansea City FC)

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