PREVIEW: Swans v Rotherham
26th August 2014
The Swans get their Capital One Cup campaign underway on Tuesday when they host Rotherham United at the Liberty (7.45pm).
Garry Monk's side welcome the Championship outfit to SA1 as they look to progress to the third round of a competition they so famously won in 2013.
Both Swansea and Rotherham won promotion from the fourth tier back 14 years ago and while the Swans have since reached the top-flight, Rotherham have also been on the rise.
Former Boston and Crawley boss Steve Evans has guided the Millers to back-to-back promotions in recent seasons, culminating in a penalty shoot-out victory over Leyton Orient in the League One Play-Off Final back in May.
New signings Federico Fernandez and Tom Carroll could feature for the home side as boss Garry Monk looks to shuffle his pack.
Meanwhile, former Swans loanee Febian Brandy could make his Rotherham debut, but midfielder Paul Green is out with an ankle injury.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Garry Monk: "Of course I want to do well in this competition - it's been a great cup for us.
"I want us to do well again and when you've won two league games in a row you want to keep that momentum going, and this is the next game for us.
"A cup run gives everyone confidence and we don't want to give anything up easily.
"We want to fight for everything - every cup game and every league game."
Rotherham boss Steve Evans: "We're looking forward to taking on a Premier League team, but we're going to make changes.
"When the referee blows the first whistle, we'll be as passionate as we were at Millwall or we were against Wolves or Watford.
"You want to win a football match. But we have to make changes. We have to protect what we're trying to achieve in the Championship.
"We don't have the biggest squad and we're two or three players light of where we need to be to give us different options, so some players will get game-time at Swansea."
- Rotherham have lost just one of their last seven games against the Swans in all competitions
- The Swans have earned two victories from their opening two Premier League fixtures
- Rotherham's last League Cup victory over a Premier League side was in September 1992, when they beat Everton 1-0 before losing the second leg 3-0. They have lost six and drawn one of seven games against top-flight opposition since then
- Rotherham were the League Cup runners-up in 1961, losing to Aston Villa - who also beat them at this stage last season
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**There are still plenty of tickets available for tonight's game. You can order online, in-person at the Ticket Office or by calling 0844 815 6665. For those supporters who have - or will - order tickets online for collection, these will be available to pick up from our Swansea City trailer that will be situated outside the Ticket Office prior to tonight's game. However, everyone is once again urged to arrive early as we continue to implement the new access control system at the Liberty Stadium.