Team news | Preston North End v Swansea City

12th September
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Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango and Marc Guehi are all handed starting roles for Swansea City’s Championship opener at Preston.

The availability of the international trio – who missed the defeat at Newport while away with their countries – sees them come into the side in place of Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge and Jay Fulton.

Summer signings Morgan Gibbs-White, Jamal Lowe and Korey Smith all make their league debuts for the Swans at Deepdale.

Freddie Woodman keeps his place in goal, with Cabango and Guehi joining Joe Rodon in a back three.

Roberts and Jake Bidwell fill the wing-back roles, with captain Matt Grimes and Smith paired together in midfield.

Gibbs-White, Lowe and Andre Ayew will operate as an attacking trio ahead of them.

The hosts include former Swan Scott Sinclair in their starting line-up, while Connor Ripley is between the sticks for the Lilywhites as regular keeper Declan Rudd misses out through injury.

Preston North End: Connor Ripley, Ben Pearson, Ben Davies, Alan Browne (captain), Jordan Storey, Andrew Hughes, Ryan Ledson, Tom Barkhuizen, Scott Sinclair, Billy Bodin, Brad Potts.

Substitutes: Matt Hudson, Patrick Bauer, Jayden Stockley, Sean Maguire, Joe Rafferty, Paul Gallagher, Josh Harrop.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Ben Cabango, Joe Rodon, Marc Guehi; Connor Roberts, Korey Smith, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Morgan Gibbs-White; Jamal Lowe, Andre Ayew.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Kyle Naughton, Jay Fulton, Wayne Routledge, Yan Dhanda, Kristoffer Peterson, Liam Cullen.

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