Team news | Blackpool v Swansea City

12th March 2022
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Cyrus Christie returns to the Swansea City starting line-up as Russell Martin makes one enforced change from the midweek defeat to Fulham for the visit to Blackpool.

Christie was unavailable for that game against his parent club, but he immediately comes back into the XI as Ryan Manning begins a four-match suspension following his red card in midweek.

January signing Nathanael Ogbeta is included in a matchday squad for the first time and is named among the Swansea substitutes.

Andy Fisher continues in goal, with Kyle Naughton and Ben Cabango at centre-half, while Christie and Korey Smith will be the full-backs.

Flynn Downes and skipper Matt Grimes are paired together in midfield, with Jamie Paterson and Olivier Ntcham operating either side of Joel Piroe.

Michael Obafemi will lead the line for the visitors.

Blackpool: Daniel Grimshaw, Callum Connolly, Reece James, Kevin Stewart, Josh Bowler, Kenny Dougall, Gary Madine, Marvin Ekpiteta (captain), Charlie Kirk, Dujon Sterling, James Husband.

Substitutes: Stuart Moore, Owen Dale, Jerry Yates, Ethan Robson, Shayne Lavery, CJ Hamilton, Oliver Casey.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Korey Smith, Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton, Cyrus Christie; Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (captain); Olivier Ntcham, Joel Piroe, Jamie Paterson; Michael Obafemi.

Substitutes: Ben Hamer, Jay Fulton, Kyle Joseph, Nathanael Ogbeta, Joel Latibeaudiere, Finley Burns, Cameron Congreve.