Team news | Birmingham City v Swansea City

8th July 2020
First team
Ben Cabango Middlesbrough

Ben Cabango returns to the Swansea City starting line-up in the solitary change for this evening’s game against Birmingham City.

The centre-half comes in at the expense of Wayne Routledge – who drops to the bench – with the Swans set to once again operate with a back three.

Freddie Woodman is in goal, with Kyle Naughton, Cabango and Marc Guehi making up a central defensive trio.

Connor Roberts and Jake Bidwell will operate as wing-backs, with Jay Fulton and captain Matt Grimes – who will make his 100th Swansea appearance – anchoring the midfield.

Conor Gallagher and Andre Ayew will provide support for Rhian Brewster, who is fit enough to lead the line after taking a knock to his shoulder against Sheffield Wednesday.

The hosts have named former Swans academy player Jayden Reid on their bench.

Birmingham City: Lee Camp, Kristian Pedersen, Marc Roberts, Maxime Colin (captain), Dan Crowley, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jeremie Bela, Jake Clarke-Salter, Gary Gardner, Ivan Sunjic, Scott Hogan.

Substitutes: Connal Trueman, Wes Harding, Maikel Kieftenbeld, Harlee Dean, Jude Bellingham, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Ryan Stirk, Nico Gordon, Jayden Reid.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Marc Guehi, Ben Cabango; Connor Roberts, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Conor Gallagher, Andre Ayew; Rhian Brewster.

Substitutes: Erwin Mulder, Mike van der Hoorn, George Byers, Bersant Celina, Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Aldo Kalulu, Yan Dhanda, Liam Cullen.

Referee: Jarred Gillett