PREVIEW: Peterborough v Swans
23rd August 2016
Swansea City look to book a place in the EFL Cup third round when they visit League One side Peterborough United tonight (7.45pm).
Francesco Guidolin's side will be looking to bounce back from Saturday's Premier League defeat to Hull City by making progress in the League Cup.
The Swans - 3-1 winners over the Posh in the same competition in 2010 - are likely to be without club-record signing Borja Baston, with the Spaniard still waiting to make his debut after missing last weekend's loss due to a thigh strain.
Guidolin has hinted at changing his line-up to give members of his squad game-time, while Peterborough - beaten 2-1 by Oxford at the weekend - are without defensive duo Jack Baldwin and Ryan Tafazolli.
The Posh could include former Swan Gwion Edwards in their line-up, with the midfielder scoring three goals in four games since joining them from Crawley this summer.
WHAT THEY SAID
Peterborough boss Grant McCann: "I am looking forward to the game. It is a cup-tie under the lights at the ABAX Stadium and we have to dictate the atmosphere.
"We have to set the tone in the stadium with our performance. We know it will be a tough game because Swansea are an excellent side.
"Swansea have got a lot of recognised Premier League players so they certainly know how it works and we're expecting them to be a decent side as they showed at the end of last season."
Swans manager Francesco Guidolin: "The cups in the UK are important and I want to respect this attitude.
"We will go to Peterborough with a good team, try to win and continue in the competition.
"We hope to go a long way and also have a fantastic FA Cup to try and stay in all competitions."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Peterborough 1-3 Swansea (September 2010)
Swansea 1-0 Peterborough (February 2010)
Peterborough 2-2 Swansea (December 2009)
Peterborough 1-0 Swansea (October 2006)
Swansea 3-1 Peterborough (December 2005)
2 - The Swans have lost just twice to Peterborough in the last 12 meetings between the sides.
2013 - The year the Swans won the League Cup - beating Bradford City by a final record 5-0 scoreline at Wembley.
3 - Ex-Swan Gwion Edwards is the Posh's top league scorer so far this season.
98,843 - The number of successful passes completed by the Swans during their time in the Premier League - an average of 514 per match.
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