MKM stadium

Preview | Hull City v Swansea City

29th January 2022
First team

Swansea City return to Championship action this afternoon as they travel to the MKM Stadium to take on Hull City (3pm). 

Russell Martin's side travel to Humberside on the back of a goalless draw against Queens Park Rangers in midweek. 

This will be the Tigers' first game without manager Grant McCann, as he parted ways with the club earlier this week.  Following the recent takeover, Hull appointed former Rangers striker Shota Arveladze as the club's new boss.

Hull will be looking to continue their good form following back-to-back league wins over promoting-chasing Blackburn and Bournemouth. 

Team news

Olivier Ntcham

Olivier Ntcham is fully fit to face Hull City after missing Tuesday night's clash against QPR as a precaution.

However, Russell Martin's side will be without suspended Flynn Downes as he received a red card for a second bookable offence in the dying stages of the game at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 

Pre-match views

QPR away Russell Martin

Russell Martin: "They’ve been on a run of a couple good performances and results, but it's one I’m looking forward to after the last three games.

"They (Hull) are really capable, they have some really good players at their level, they’re really athletic and organised.

“They’re hard to break down, they’re a real threat at the top of the pitch, they have real energy, they have a physical presence and a real focal point in their striker.

“The players will be aware of that, it’s a game for us to look forward to. We’ll try to impose our own game on them."

Shota Arveladze: “We have parts (of the team) where we are very creative, talented, parts with experience. It’s a good mix.

“I like attractive football when supporters are on your side – they want to come, they love to come to watch the game.

“It’s great to have this game (Swansea City) as soon as possible. I’m really looking forward to being here to meet the supporters."

Remember the last time?

Rhian Brewster celebrates against Hull City.

Hull City 4 Swansea City 4 - February 14, 2020

Swansea City shared the points on their last visit to the MKM Stadium in an eight-goal thriller.

Steve Cooper's side came from behind three times but it was Tom Eave's 95th-minute goal that snatched a point for the Tigers. 

The hosts led on three different occasions through Leonardo Da Silva, Marcus Maddison and Mallik Walks' goals. 

Wayne Routledge’s first goal since August capped a fine flowing move, while Kyle Naughton hammered home from a corner and Jordon Garrick turned in from close range for the visitors.

Rhian Brewster then looked to have snatched a dramatic victory six minutes from time with a fine finish before Eaves grabbed a point for the hosts.