Team news | Barnsley v Swansea City

17th May 2021
First team
Derby home Ben Cabango

Steve Cooper brings Kyle Naughton and Ben Cabango into his defence for Swansea City’s play-off semi-final first leg at Barnsley.

The head coach prefers Naughton and fit-again Cabango to Connor Roberts and Ryan Bennett in the two changes from the defeat at Watford on the final day of the season.

That means Golden Glove winner Freddie Woodman continues in goal, with Naughton and Cabango lining up alongside Marc Guehi and Jake Bidwell in the back four.

Skipper Matt Grimes is once again joined by Jay Fulton and Conor Hourihane in midfield, while the front three is also unchanged.

Liam Cullen continues to lead the line, supported by Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew.

The hosts make three changes as captain Alex Mowatt, Domink Frieser and in-form striker Daryl Dike come in for Jasper Moon, Carlton Morris and Conor Chaplin respectively.

Barnsley: Brad Collins, Callum Styles, Mads Andersen, Callum Brittain, Cauley Woodrow, Daryl Dike, Toby Sibbick, Romal Palmer, Alex Mowatt (captain), Dominik Frieser, Michal Helik.

Substitutes: Jack Walton, Jordan Williams, Liam Kitching, Conor Chaplin, Carlton Morris, Aapo Halme, Michael Sollbauer, Victor Adeboyejo, Jasper Moon.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Conor Hourihane; Andre Ayew, Liam Cullen, Jamal Lowe.

Substitutes: Ben Hamer, Joel Latibueadiere, Ryan Bennett, Connor Roberts, Ryan Manning, Korey Smith, Yan Dhanda, Wayne Routledge, Morgan Whittaker.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

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