Team news | Middlesbrough v Swansea City

27th August 2022
First team
Cameron Congreve close up in travel wear

Kyle Naughton and Cameron Congreve start as Swansea City head coach Russell Martin makes two changes for the Championship fixture at Middlesbrough.

Naughton returns after being limited to an appearance off the bench against Luton due to an ankle injury.

Congreve, meanwhile, makes his first league start of the new season as Harry Darling and Matty Sorinola drop to the bench.

Naughton comes into a Swansea back four, alongside Ben Cabango, Nathan Wood and Ryan Manning, while Andy Fisher continues in goal.

Captain Matt Grimes and Joe Allen are paired together in midfield, with a trio of Congreve, Joel Piroe and Olivier Ntcham operating ahead of them.

Michael Obafemi will lead the line for the visitors at the Riverside Stadium.

The home side include new signing Matt Clarke in their starting line-up, while fellow new arrival Rodrigo Muniz is on the bench.

Middlesbrough: Liam Roberts, Isaiah Jones, Ryan Giles, Alex Mowatt, Matt Clarke, Riley McGree, Jonny Howson (captain), Paddy McNair, Duncan Watmore, Matt Crooks, Darragh Lenihan.

Substitutes: Luke Daniels, Dael Fry, Rodrigo Muniz, Tommy Smith, Anfernee Dijksteel, Marcus Forss, Marc Bola.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Kyle Naughton, Nathan Wood, Ben Cabango, Ryan Manning; Joe Allen, Matt Grimes (captain); Cameron Congreve, Joel Piroe, Olivier Ntcham; Michael Obafemi.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Jay Fulton, Harry Darling, Liam Cullen, Matty Sorinola, Ollie Cooper, Josh Thomas.