Team news | Blackpool v Swansea City

13th August 2022
First team
Joel Piroe keeps the ball in at the by-line against Rotherham United

Swansea City head coach Russell Martin makes five changes from the midweek game at Oxford for this afternoon's Championship clash at Blackpool.

Andy Fisher, Kyle Naughton, captain Matt Grimes, Joel Piroe and Michael Obafemi all return to the starting line-up against the Seasiders, but Jamie Paterson misses out through injury.

Fisher starts in goal, with Naughton joining Ben Cabango and Harry Darling in the Swansea defence.

Captain Grimes and Jay Fulton are paired together in midfield, with Joel Latibeaudiere and Ryan Manning taking the wing-back slots.

Matty Sorinola and Piroe provide support to Michael Obafemi in attack.

Blackpool include former Swansea defender Rhys Williams in their starting line-up.

Blackpool: Daniel Grimshaw, Callum Connolly, Lewis Fiorini, Jerry Yates, Josh Bowler, Kenny Dougall, Rhys Williams, Sonny Carey, Marvin Ekpiteta, Dominic Thompson, Theo Corbeanu.

Substitutes: Chris Maxwell, James Husband, Jordan Gabriel, Shayne Lavery, CJ Hamilton, Charlie Patino, Jordan Thorniley.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton, Harry Darling, Joel Latibeaudiere, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Ryan Manning; Matty Sorinola, Joel Piroe, Michael Obafemi.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Joe Allen, Olivier Ntcham, Liam Cullen, Nathan Wood, Ollie Cooper, Cameron Congreve.