Team news | Cardiff City v Swansea City

12th December
First team
Ryan Bennett

Ryan Bennett and Marc Guehi have been passed fit for Swansea City’s South Wales derby clash with Cardiff City.

Steve Cooper had vowed to give the two defenders every chance to prove their fitness after their respective hamstring and head injuries.

And they come into the side as Ben Cabango and Joel Latibeaudiere drop to the bench.

Jay Fulton also starts, taking the place of Yan Dhanda from the midweek draw with Bournemouth.

Freddie Woodman is in goal, with Bennett and Guehi joining Kyle Naughton in the Swansea defence.

Connor Roberts and Jake Bidwell are the wing-backs, with Fulton lining up alongside skipper Matt Grimes and Korey Smith in midfield.

Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew are paired together in attack.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Ryan Bennett, Marc Guehi; Connor Roberts, Korey Smith, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Andre Ayew, Jamal Lowe.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ryan Manning, Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Cabango, Yan Dhanda, Kasey Palmer, Wayne Routledge, Viktor Gyokeres, Liam Cullen.

Cardiff City: Alex Smithies; Leandro Bacuna, Curtis Nelson, Sean Morrison (captain), Joe Bennett; Joe Ralls, Will Vaulks; Sheyi Ojo, Harry Wilson, Mark Harris; Kieffer Moore.

Substitutes: Dillon Phillips, Robert Glatzel, Josh Murphy, Filip Benkovic, Greg Cunningham, Gavin Whyte, Marlon Pack, Sol Bamba, Joel Bagan.

Referee: John Brooks