Team news | Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City

29th February 2020
First team
Jordon Garrick

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper hands Jordon Garrick his first league start in this afternoon's Championship clash with fellow play-off hopefuls Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park (3pm).

Garrick is the sole change to the starting XI from the midweek defeat at Fulham, with the 21-year-old taking the place of Aldo Kalulu.

The winger has scored three times in his 10 Swans appearances, with his sole start coming in the Carabao Cup win over Cambridge United in August.

Other than that, Cooper sticks to the rest of the team that were cruelly denied a point at Craven Cottage due to Aleksandar Mitrovic's 94th-minute header. Bersant Celina, meanwhile, again misses out through illness.

The Swans look to end a long wait for victory at Ewood Park, with the club's last victory at Blackburn coming in 1971.

Blackburn Rovers: Christian Walton, Ryan Nyambe, Adam Armstrong, Joe Rothwell, Sam Gallagher, Dominic Samuel, Amari'i Bell, Stewart Downing, Tosin Adarabioyo, Lewis Travis, Elliott Bennett (capt).

Subs: Jayson Leutwiler, Danny Graham, Bradley Johnson, Harry Chapman, Ben Brereton, Joe Rankin-Costello, John Buckley.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman, Kyle Naughton, Joe Rodon, Ben Cabango, Jake Bidwell, Matt Grimes (capt), Jay Fulton, Conor Gallagher, Jordon Garrick, Andre Ayew, Rhian Brewster.

Subs: Erwin Mulder, Connor Roberts, Ben Wilmot, Yan Dhanda, Nathan Dyer, Aldo Kalulu, Liam Cullen.