Team news | Forest Green Rovers v Swansea City

28th July 2021
First team
Ryan Bennett

Ryan Bennett skippers Swansea City as Alan Tate takes charge of the pre-season friendly against Forest Green Rovers at the New Lawn Stadium.

The experienced defender partners Ben Cabango in the Swans defence, with the Wales international making his first appearance of pre-season following his return from the Euros.

Ben Hamer starts in goal, with Kyle Naughton and Jake Bidwell starting at full-back again having featured from the off at Plymouth last week.

Korey Smith joins new signing Liam Walsh and Yan Dhanda in the Swans midfield, while Ollie Cooper, Joel Piroe and Jamal Lowe will operate ahead of them.

Club captain Matt Grimes misses out with a minor knock which is being assessed, while Jay Fulton, Ryan Manning, Lewis Webb and Ben Margetson are undertaking periods of self-isolation having tested positive for Covid-19.

Youngsters Scott Butler, Dan Williams, Lincoln McFayden and 16-year-old Ben Lloyd are named among the substitutes.

Forest Green Rovers: Luke McGee, Kane Wilson, Baily Cargill, Ben Stevenson, Jack Aitchison, Nicky Cadden, Jamille Matt (captain), Jordan Moore-Taylor, Regan Hendry, Udoka Godwin-Malife, Sadou Diallo.

Substitutes: Lewis Thomas, Dom Bernard, Dan Sweeney, Matty Stevens, Taylor Allen, Jack Evans, Opi Edwards, Jake Young.

Swansea City: Ben Hamer; Kyle Naughton, Ben Cabango, Ryan Bennett (captain), Jake Bidwell; Liam Walsh, Korey Smith, Yan Dhanda; Joel Piroe, Jamal Lowe, Ollie Cooper.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Dan Williams, Kyle Joseph, Joel Latibeaudiere, Scott Butler, Morgan Whittaker, Lincoln McFayden, Ben Lloyd, Liam Cullen.