Team news | Bristol City v Swansea City

21st September 2019
First team
George Byers

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has made two changes to his starting XI for this afternoon’s Championship clash at Bristol City.

Kyle Naughton and George Byers come into the side, with the full-back making his first league start of the season.

Their promotions see Connor Roberts and Wayne Routledge drop to the bench following defeat to Nottingham Forest.

It means Freddie Woodman is in goal with Naughton joining Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon and Jake Bidwell in the Swansea back four.

Captain Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton pair up in midfield, Byers is ahead of them and is flanked by Andre Ayew and Bersant Celina.

Borja Baston again leads the line.

On the bench, Ben Wilmot is ruled out through injury so Ben Cabango is among the substitutes.

The hosts include former Swansea captain Ashley Williams in their starting line-up for what will be his home debut for the Robins.

Bristol City: Daniel Bentley, Jack Hunt, Nathan Baker, Josh Brownhill (captain), Callum O’Dowda, Andreas Weimann, Sammie Szmodics, Taylor Moore, Tommy Rowe, Ashley Williams, Han Noah Massengo.

Subs: Famara Diedhiou, Marley Watkins, Antoine Semenyo, Niclas Eliasson, Pedro Pereira, Niki Maenpaa, Kasey Palmer.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, George Byers, Bersant Celina; Borja Baston.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Sam Surridge, Yan Dhanda, Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango.