Oli returns as Swans make two changes

30th March 2019
First team

Oli McBurnie returns to the starting line-up as Swansea City make two changes for their Championship clash against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground (3pm).

The Scotland international - Swansea's top scorer this season - missed the defeats to Norwich, West Brom and Manchester City through illness.

But he has recovered and is immediately restored to the starting XI by manager Graham Potter, while Wayne Routledge is missing after his wife gave birth to a baby boy on Friday.

The other alteration sees Kyle Naughton come back into the Swans defence after a groin issue, he starts at left-back as Matt Grimes moves into midfield and Jay Fulton drops to the bench.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt continues in goal - with Steven Benda on the bench - with Naughton joining Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn and Cameron Carter-Vickers in front of the Swedish international.

Grimes joins George Byers and Bersant Celina in midfield, with Daniel James and Nathan Dyer operating on the flanks with McBurnie in the central striker role.

Nottingham Forest: Costel Pantilimon, Jack Colback, Lewis Grabban, Ben Watson (capt), Ben Osborn, Molla Wague, Matty Cash, Ryan Yates, Joe Lolley, Tendayi Darikwa, Yohan Benalouane.

Subs: Luke Steele, Daryl Murphy, Joao Carvalho, Jack Robinson, Claudio Yacob, Pele, Karim Ansarifard.

Swansea City: Kristoffer Nordfeldt; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn (capt), Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyle Naughton; George Byers, Bersant Celina, Matt Grimes; Nathan Dyer, Oli McBurnie, Daniel James.

Subs: Steven Benda, Cian Harries, Declan John, Jay Fulton, Joel Asoro, Barrie McKay, Courtney Baker-Richardson.