Team news | Cardiff City v Swansea City

12th January 2020
First team
Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster makes his Swansea City debut as Steve Cooper makes three changes from the win over Charlton for the South Wales derby.

The on-loan striker joined the Swans from Liverpool on Tuesday, and he is thrust straight into the line-up at Cardiff City Stadium.

The other changes see Ben Wilmot – scorer of the winner in the reverse fixture – come in for the injured Mike van der Hoorn at the back, while Bersant Celina is preferred to Yan Dhanda.

Marc Guehi – who joined on loan from Chelsea in midweek, is among the substittues.

Freddie Woodman is in goal for the Swans, with Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango and Kyle Naughton joining Wilmot in the back four.

Captain Matt Grimes and George Byers are paired together in midfield, with Andre Ayew, Celina and Wayne Routledge operating ahead of them.

New man Brewster leads the line.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango, Ben Wilmot, Kyle Naughton; George Byers, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, Bersant Celina, Wayne Routledge; Rhian Brewster.

Substitutes: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Marc Guehi, Jake Bidwell, Jay Fulton, Yan Dhanda, Aldo Kalulu, Borja Baston.

Cardiff City: Alex Smithies, Lee Peltier, Sean Morrison (captain), Curtis Nelson, Joe Bennett, Leandro Bacuna, Marlon Pack, Gavin Whyte, Lee Tomlin, Junior Hoilett; Robert Glatzel.

Substitutes: Neil Etheridge, Aden Flint, Will Vaulks, Josh Murphy, Callum Paterson, Jazz Richards, Danny Ward.