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Vorm's return is set to give Laudrup a keeper headache for high-flying Swansea.

MICHAEL LAUDRUP admits he faces a selection dilemma after goalkeeper Michel Vorm returned to full training.

Holland international Vorm has been out since tearing a groin muscle in Swansea's defeat at Manchester City at the end of October, but linked up with the rest of the first-team squad this week.

His replacement, German Gerhard Tremmel, has impressed in Vorm's absence as Swansea have risen to seventh place in the Premier.

The Swans have not lost a game when Tremmel has started in goal and the 34-year-old has the best save percentage (87.5%) in the Premier League.

Tremmel should retain his place for the visit of Norwich on Saturday and Laudrup said he's been delighted with the form of the former Red Bull Salzburg stopper.

"Gerhard has been getting better and better with every game," he said.

"Being the second goalkeeper is probably the most difficult position in the squad because if the first choice is not injured, you never play.

"You can be at a club where you play the cup games, but even so it's only a few games.

"At some clubs you have second goalkeepers who never play and then suddenly they have to go on, so it's hard.

"Gerhard's done really great, especially in the last two or three games, he is looking very secure."

Laudrup would not reveal which goalkeeper would play when both are fit but hinted he would be ready to recall Vorm despite his lengthy lay-off.

Vorm has been one of Swansea's star performers in the Premier League since joining for PS1.5m from FC Utrecht, winning all three awards at the club's end-of-season dinner following his displays under Brendan Rodgers.

Laudrup added: "I wouldn't say 'yes or no' that he (Vorm) will start.

"If someone has shown you during a long period to be number one, as a goalkeeper, right-back, forward or whatever, and he is out for one, two, five or six games and comes back, then it's difficult to say 'now you are not playing'.

"Michel has shown he is a number one, but obviously as a player you can't stand still.

"You have to come in and show you are the best because there is always competition."

Vorm took part in his first full training session yesterday but is not expected to be fit enough to start against the Canaries.

"It's great for me because I know Gerhard is doing a great job, and that means I'm not rushing myself to get back," said Vorm.


Gerhard Tremmel has impressed in the absence of Swansea's regular keeper Michel Vorm (pictured inset, right)
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Dec 6, 2012
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