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Federico Macheda has joined Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season. Tom Thorpe and Tyler Blackett did the same earlier today.
Full-back Tyler Blackett joins Tom Thorpe at Birmingham City. The pair are both on loan until the end of the season. http://t.co/NmlVyqTtYb
Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan de Guzman are set to return from injury for Swansea's FA Cup fourth-round clash at Birmingham.
Hernandez has been sidelined for over three weeks with a hamstring injury, while De Guzman has been hindered by a calf problem, but both are in contention to face the Blues.
But Nathan Dyer, Michel Vorm, Michu, Jose Canas and Garry Monk all remain on the absentee list.
Swansea squad: Amat, Taylor, Flores, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Bony, Hernandez, Cornell, Lamah, Routledge, Tiendalli, De Guzman, Rangel, Pozuelo, Tremmel, Vazquez, Richards, Zabret.
Birmingham boss Lee Clark has added to his attacking options with the signing of Hull striker Aaron McLean on an emergency loan until January 1.
The 30-year-old played 21 times as the Tigers won promotion to the Premier League but has found games hard to come by this term, making just one league appearance.
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