Swans boss Michael Laudrup has told his squad there are still starting places up for grabs for the Barclays Premier League opener at QPR on August 18.
Laudrup was back on the training ground at Llandarcy this weekend after returning from their USA tour where he saw his squad in action against Colorado Rapids, Ventura Fusion and San Jose Earthquakes.
Preparations will continue this week at the Liberty Stadium with friendlies against Blackpool on Tuesday (7pm) and Stuttgart on Saturday (3pm). And the Great Dane is relishing his first experience of the Liberty.
“I’m really looking forward to it,’’ explained Laudrup. “In fact, we are all looking forward to playing in front of our home crowd for the first time this season.
“I’ve been told our fans are very passionate, patient and knowledgeable, so it will be great to experience it for the first time at home. The fans have been very warm to me and my family since I arrived here, something I really appreciate.
“Both games against Blackpool and Stuttgart are very important because they are the last before the competition starts for real. The Blackpool game will also be the first time we have played British opposition, so that will be interesting for me.
“I’ve got a few positions set in my mind, but if you want to know if my starting XI is finalised for the game at QPR, then the answer is no. It’s still too early.
“We have the three Olympians back this week, so I will have a look at them, while I am still hoping to have one or two new signings in before we travel to Loftus Road.’’
Team GB members Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen and Neil Taylor are due to arrive back in Swansea on Wednesday after their quarter-final exit on Saturday night against South Korea.
“It will be good to have them back,’’ added Laudrup. “But I’m also sad for them that they missed out on a medal on penalties.’’
New signings Chico, Jonathan de Guzman and Michu are all expected to figure against Ian Holloway’s Blackpool side on Tuesday night (7pm).
Tickets are still available from the Liberty Stadium at just £10 for adults and £5 concessions.