Five changes for the Swans

1st January 2019
First team

Swansea City manager Graham Potter has made five changes to his starting line-up for the New Year's Day clash at Reading.

Kyle Naughton, Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Leroy Fer and Nathan Dyer are all recalled to the XI following the 2-2 draw with Wigan.

Naughton and Roberts fill the full-back berths, while Rodon partners Mike van der Hoorn in the centre of defence.

Club captain Fer is alongside Matt Grimes in midfield, while Dyer comes in on the flank as the Swans return to a 4-2-3-1 shape.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, Jay Fulton, Courtney Baker-Richardson and Daniel James all drop to the bench after starting at the weekend.

Reading include former Swan Modou Barrow in their starting line-up.

Swansea City: Erwin Mulder; Kyle Naughton, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Connor Roberts; Leroy Fer (captain), Matt Grimes; Nathan Dyer, Bersant Celina, Wayne Routledge; Oli McBurnie.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Jay Fulton, Courtney Baker-Richardson, Daniel James, Jefferson Montero, Barrie McKay.

Reading: Anssi Jaakkola, Andy Yiadom, John O'Shea, John Swift, Gareth McCleary (captain), Sone Aluko, Modou Barrow, Tiago Ilori, Yakou Meite, Omar Richards, Andy Rinomhota.

Subs: Sam Walker, Liam Moore, Callum Harriott, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Liam Kelly, Danny Loader, Gabriel Osho.