Team news | Brentford v Swansea City

26th December 2019
First team
West Brom Sam Surridge

Sam Surridge and Ben Cabango return from injury while Mike van der Hoorn was a late withdrawal from Swansea City's Boxing Day clash with Brentford at Griffin Park.

Striker Surridge and defender Cabango missed Saturday’s win at Luton, but have been passed fit to take on the Bees and come in for Borja Baston and van der Hoorn.

Van der Hoorn had been due to start in west London, but a knee injury in the warm-up saw Ben Wilmot take his place as Wayne Routledge came onto the bench.

That left Freddie Woodman in goal behind a back four of Connor Roberts, Cabango, Wilmot and ex-Brentford man Jake Bidwell.

Tom Carroll again partners Matt Grimes in midfield, with in-form Andre Ayew, George Byers and Bersant Celina making up a trio ahead of the deep-lying playmakers.

Surridge will lead the line for Swansea.

Brentford: David Raya, Rico Henry, Ethan Pinnock, Mathias Jensen, Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins, Kamo Mokotjo, Josh Dasilva, Pontus Jansson (captain), Bryan Mbuemo, Henrick Dalsgaard,

Substitutes: Dom Thompson, Christian Norgaard, Joel Valencia, Julian Jeanvier, Luke Daniel, Jan Zamburek, Mads Roerslev.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango, Ben Wilmot, Jake Bidwell; Tom Carroll, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, George Byers, Bersant Celina; Sam Surridge.

Substitutes: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Jay Fulton, Barrie McKay, Aldo Kalulu, Borja Baston.