Preview | Swansea City v Hull City

25th November
First team Stadium  in the surroundings

Swansea City return to Championship action on home soil as they host Hull City at the Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

Michael Duff's side will be looking to return to winning ways following defeat at Ipswich, and feed off the passion of the home support as they did in their last fixture in SA1 against Sunderland.

The Swans host a Tigers side who have won three of their last four league games and sit just outside the play-off places.



Liam Cullen

Liam Cullen will miss out against Hull through suspension after his red card against Ipswich, but Charlie Patino is back following his own one-game suspension.

Bashir Humphreys and Ben Cabango are available after returning from international duty.

Of the recent injury absentees, Josh Key is the closest to making a return having been absent since the defeat to Leicester, while the likes of Mykola Kuharevich, Azeem Abdulai and Joe Allen have been out doing individual work on the grass. However, this game comes too soon for the quartet.

Nathan Wood and Josh Ginnelly will also miss out for the Swans.



Michael Duff: "It will be two possession-based teams, but it’s about the balance of having possession with purpose, we will hope to hurt them with the press and with the ball. They will want to do the same to us.

"We have had plenty of the ball in recent games, but it’s about what you do with it, and we want more penetration in what we do.

"They are a team who are 12 months down the line and have spent a bit of money, but Liam is a good guy and a good manager, with a clear idea of how he wants to play and he sticks to it.

"He was the same at Derby when we faced him early last season, he has done a good job. He is one of the good people in football and you wish good people every success, just hopefully not on Saturday."

Liam Rosenior: “This run of games is going to be a big test for the squad and that will be the same for every team in the Championship.

"Swansea are a good football team. Their form in the last few games has been really good. They were unfortunate to lose at Ipswich, which we know it is a really tough place to go.

"Michael has had his time where he's been able to imprint what he wants a little bit more, it takes managers time and they've got some outstanding technical players.

"I worked with Jamie Paterson, I think Matt Grimes is one of the best midfield players in the league, (Jamal) Lowe is a threat on any day,

"Jerry Yates, who they signed from Blackpool, gives them a lot of legs and energy in behind, they've got a lot of good players like every team does in the Championship, but we'll go to Swansea and play in exactly the same way we always do."


Dean Whitestone

Dean Whitestone is the man in the middle for this afternoon's game.

You can find out more about the experienced referee and his team of officials here.



Second-half goals from Ryan Manning, Luke Cundle and Joel Piroe gave Swansea City a deserved victory over Hull City on the Tigers last visit to the Stadium.

The Swans were completely dominant, and had struck the woodwork on a trio of occasions before Manning opened the scoring on the hour mark.

Cundle then took advantage of a defensive mix up to score the first senior goal of his career, before Piroe picked off a loose pass and advanced to fire home his fourth goal of the season and make the points safe.


Jamal Lowe v Ipswich Town

4 - Recent games between Swansea City and Hull have proven evenly-matched, with the teams drawing four of their last seven meetings.

7 - Jamal Lowe has seven goal involvements from 11 appearances since returning to Swansea City, made up of four goals and three assists.