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Taylor ready for Chelsea

Swans defender available for selection after concussion

By Peter O'Rourke.   Last Updated: 23/09/11 9:58am

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Taylor: Defender declared fit for Chelsea game after head injury

Taylor: Defender declared fit for Chelsea game after head injury

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Swansea defender Neil Taylor has declared himself fit and ready to face Chelsea this weekend after recovering from concussion.

Taylor was stretchered off in the 3-0 win over West Brom last weekend with a head injury and was found to be suffering from mild concussion.

It was feared the highly-rated full-back would miss the trip to Stamford Bridge, but the 22-year-old has been cleared to face Chelsea and his return to fitness is a major boost with the side struggling for numbers at the back.

"The head is OK and I am set and ready to play this weekend against Chelsea," Taylor told

"I came through training and Thursday and I am available for the manager.

"It is good I am fit to play as we have been very unlucky with injuries in defence. But whoever has come in for those who have been injured they have stepped in and filled the void and helped us keep clean sheets."

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Wales international Taylor insists the trip to Stamford Bridge holds no fears for Swansea after they picked up their first win of the season last time out against West Brom.

"It is definitely one of the biggest games I will have played in as Chelsea are one of the best teams around," added Taylor.

"They have got world-class players that can hurt you all over the pitch and you want to test yourself against the best players.

"The big games come thick and fast in the Premier League and this is why we worked so hard last season to win promotion to play in games like these.

"The onus will be on them at home and we are hopeful we can do well especially after how we played last weekend."

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