MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v York
25th August 2015
The Swans begin their Capital One Cup campaign on Tuesday when they face York City at the Liberty Stadium (7.45pm).
Garry Monk's side return to home soil after last weekend's draw at Sunderland in the Premier League - a result which maintained the Swans' unbeaten start to the season.
The League Cup still holds fond memories for Swansea after the success of two seasons ago when the Welsh club lifted the trophy in record-breaking style against Bradford at Wembley.
And they face fourth tier opposition once more as the second round gets underway, with York City arriving in SA1 for the first time in 11 years.
The Minstermen currently sit 18th in the League Two table after one win in their opening four games, while they beat Bradford 4-2 on penalties to reach the second round.
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "We will make changes because we have a good squad. There will be chances for some to make a mark and give me a nudge, but that's what a squad should do.
"We need to keep the momentum going again even in a different competition. We want to do well in the cups this season."
York boss Russ Wilcox: "Recharging for Tuesday night is going to be so difficult on the back of two long journeys and it's a worry.
"We've also played five matches in 14 days now and I thought we looked dead on our feet. Whilst I want to put out my strongest team and Swansea's a great arena to play in, the bigger picture is we don't want to lose players and I would prefer to win against Mansfield."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Swansea 0-0 York - May 2004
York 0-0 Swansea - November 2003
York 3-1 Swansea - January 2003
York 2-1 Swansea - November 2002
Swansea 1-2 York - August 2002
- Swansea were the first Welsh team to win the League Cup when they beat Bradford City 5-0 in the 2013 final
- York have not played against a top division side in this competition since a 2-0 loss against Leicester City in 1996
- The two sides have never faced each other in the League Cup
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