MATCH PREVIEW: Blackburn v Swans

24th January 2015

The Swans are bidding to reach to the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the third time in nine seasons when they face Blackburn on Saturday (12.45pm).
Garry Monk's side booked their place in the fourth round after a 6-2 victory against Tranmere earlier this month.
Blackburn overcame Championship rivals Charlton in round three, winning 2-1 at the Valley, but their league form has been rather indifferent.
Gary Bowyer's side have won just once in eight league matches to see them slip to tenth in the table - eight points off the play-off places.

New signing Kyle Naughton could make his Swansea debut at Ewood Park after completing his move from Tottenham on Thursday.
Blackburn welcome back defender Tommy Spurr, while Rudy Gestede is likely to feature despite speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer: "Nobody expects us (to win) except ourselves in the dressing room. We'll have a right good go at it and try and cause a shock.
"And if we win it would be a shock as we're a Championship team and they're a Premier League team.

Swans boss Garry Monk: "I think Saturday will be a good game - I've watched a lot of Blackburn and they're a good side. They are at home and will have a good crowd behind them.
"But we want to go on another cup run - we have experienced it before and it can create great confidence around both the club and the city."

  • The last time the two sides met at Ewood Park was in the Premier League as Blackburn ran out 4-2 winners in December 2011
  • Swansea have been victorious at Blackburn in the cup before, winning 2-0 at Ewood Park back in January 1955 thanks to goals from Terry Medwin and Cliff Jones
  • The Swans have gone nine FA Cup matches without a clean sheet
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