Laudrup pleased with Europa draw

Michael Laudrup has declared himself pleased with Swansea's draw for the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Swans will face Scottish side Hibernian or Malmo of Sweden as they return to European competition after a 22-year absence thanks to last season's Capital One Cup success.

I'm pleased with the draw. It was important for me that we avoided a long trip and the prospect of difficult weather conditions. Sweden or Scotland is perfect for us geographically.

We also know the playing styles of both teams, so that is also a positive for us, although I would have preferred to be away in the first leg rather than home. But you can't have everything.'

– Swansea manager Michael Laudrup.

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