Team news | Preston North End v Swansea City

28th August 2021
First team
Southampton home Ryan Bennett

Russell Martin makes one change from the win over Bristol City as Ryan Bennett returns for the clash with Preston North End.

Bennett, who featured in midweek against Plymouth having recovered following a positive Covid-19 test, comes in for Brandon Cooper in the heart of the Swansea defence.

The visitors are otherwise unchanged from the win at Ashton Gate with Steven Benda starting in goal.

Bennett joins Joel Latibeaudiere and Ryan Manning in a back three, while Ethan Laird and Jake Bidwell are the wing-backs.

Captain Matt Grimes lines up alongside Jay Fulton and Jamie Paterson in the Swansea midfield, while Liam Cullen and Joel Piroe will lead the Swans attack.

Preston North End: Daniel Iversen, Sepp van den Berg, Ben Whiteman, Patrick Bauer, Daniel Johnson (captain), Jordan Storey, Andrew Hughes, Ryan Ledson, Emil Riis, Sean Maguire, Josh Earl.

Substitutes: Declan Rudd, Greg Cunningham, Josh Harrop, Joe Rafferty, Scott Sinclair, Joe Rodwell-Grant, Brad Pott.

Swansea City: Steven Benda; Joel Latibeaudiere, Ryan Bennett, Ryan Manning; Ethan Laird, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Jamie Paterson; Liam Cullen, Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Ben Hamer, Kyle Naughton, Brandon Cooper, Dan Williams, Yan Dhanda, Morgan Whittaker, Jamal Lowe.

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