Byers starts as Swans make three changes

2nd February 2019
First team

George Byers makes his first start since early October as one of three changes to the Swansea City line-up for today's clash with Bristol City (3pm).

The midfielder is set to play alongside Nathan Dyer and Bersant Celina in a three behind in-form frontman Oli McBurnie.

Declan John comes in on the left-hand side of the defence as Kyle Naughton drops to the bench, while Jay Fulton starts in midfield with Leroy Fer sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Twenty-year-old goalkeeper Steven Benda is included among the substitutes as Kristoffer Nordfeldt misses out through illness.

Luciano Narsingh is among the substitutes as he makes a matchday squad for the second time this season, but Daniel James is not involved.

Swansea City: Erwin Mulder; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn (captain), Cameron Carter-Vickers, Declan John; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes; Nathan Dyer, George Byers, Bersant Celina; Oli McBurnie.

Subs: Steven Benda, Kyle Naughton, Cian Harries, Barrie McKay, Joel Asoro, Luciano Narsingh, Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Bristol City: Frank Fielding, Jay Dasilva, Adam Webster, Bailey Wright (captain), Josh Brownhill, Famara Diedhiou, Callum O'Dowda, Andreas Weimann, Jamie Paterson, Marlon Pack, Tomas Kalas.

Subs: Eros Pisano, Matty Taylor, Lloyd Kelly, Niclas Eliasson, Max O'Leary, Mo Eisa, Kasey Palmer.