Team news | Bristol City v Swansea City

8th January 2023
First team
Reading away Nathan Wood

Swansea City head coach Russell Martin names a strong side for the FA Cup third-round tie against Bristol City, making just one change from the Championship fixture against Burnley.

Nathan Wood returns to the starting line-up as Harry Darling drops to the bench for the Swans.

It is otherwise the same team that pushed the league-leading Clarets all the way on Monday, with Steven Benda continuing in goal.

Wood joins Ben Cabango, Joel Latibeaudiere and Ryan Manning in the Swans defence.

Joe Allen, Jay Fulton and skipper Matt Grimes are all named in the Swansea midfield, with Ollie Cooper set to operate in advance of the trio.

Joel Piroe and Liam Cullen are once again paired in attack for the Swans, while young midfielder Joel Cotterill and wing-back Nathanael Ogbeta are among the substitutes.

Swansea City: Steven Benda; Joel Latibeaudiere, Nathan Wood, Ben Cabango, Ryan Manning; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Joe Allen, Ollie Cooper; Liam Cullen, Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Harry Darling, Olivier Ntcham, Nathanael Ogbeta, Luke Cundle, Kyle Naughton, Matty Sorinola, Cameron Congreve, Joel Cotterill.


Bristol City: Max O’Leary, Kal Naismith, Rob Atkinson, Matty James, Alex Scott, Antoine Semenyo, Andreas Weimann (captain), Tommy Conway, Cameron Pring, George Tanner, Zak Vyner.

Substitutes: Dan Bentley, Jay Dasilva, Joe Williams, Andy King, Mark Sykes, Sam Bell, Nahki Wells, Dylan Kadji, Omar Taylor-Clarke.