Swansea manager Russell Martin has expressed disappointment at Stephen Kenny's comments regarding Michael Obafemi's situation at club level.

Republic of Ireland boss Kenny has included the Swans striker in his 24-man squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures against Scotland and Armenia.

It comes at a time when Obafemi has been left out of Martin's most recent Swansea matchday squads, having been deemed not to be "in the right frame of mind" to play since being the subject of a bid by Burnley in the final hours of transfer deadline day.

Kenny addressed the situation on Thursday when he commented that "it's not ideal" that the 22-year-old, who scored a memorable long-range goal against Scotland in June, is not getting game-time at club level.

He also said: "I've spoken to Michael and like everything else there are two or three sides to every story. Certainly Michael wants to play football, he wants to play for Swansea."

Speaking at Swansea's Friday press conference, Martin welcomed the prospect of Obafemi receiving minutes on international duty but said he was disappointed by his Ireland counterpart's comments about there being "two to three sides to every story".

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"Hopefully he'll get some minutes on the pitch and it'll help him physically and mentally. Sometimes going away on international duty, it can give you a break from the norm and sometimes just going out of that routine and being away representing your country can give you a little bit of energy when you come back, especially if it goes well," he said.

"So I hope he does as well for (Ireland) as he did in the summer. He was great for them. But really there's no personal problem with Michael. We get on brilliantly. He just needs to earn the trust back from his team-mates and from us as a group of staff, the rest of the club and the supporters - the trust that everyone has shown in him for a very long time.

"It really is that simple. There are no three sides to the story. I spoke to Stephen (Kenny) before he called him up so I'm a bit disappointed by those comments. It is what it is. There's no agenda.

"He goes away with Ireland and we hope he does brilliantly and we hope he does brilliantly for us when he comes back. It's that simple."

Martin also added that he was not closing the door to Obafemi being recalled to the matchday squad for the Saturday lunchtime fixture against Hull City, saying that an eventual reintegration will happen "when Michael is the Michael who we know and got to love in the second half of (last) season".

Obafemi's Swansea team-mate Ryan Manning was not included in the Ireland squad and Martin said he was disappointed for the left-sided defender, but added that the club will benefit from a versatile player getting a break.

"Ryan's been outstanding and again I told Stephen my opinion on that when he asked me about the players that we have," he said.

"But it's Stephen's squad. He can choose who he wants. I'm disappointed for Ryan. I think he's desperate to be involved and play. He was really disappointed to go away in the summer and not be involved but I also think he's also played a lot of games in different positions for us so it gives him a chance to have a bit of a break and reset. But he's been outstanding."

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