Team news | Reading v Swansea City

18th April 2022
First team
Cardiff away Flynn Downes

Flynn Downes returns to the Swansea City starting line-up as Russell Martin makes just one change for the Easter Monday visit to Reading.

Midfielder Downes has recovered from a knee injury sustained in the south Wales derby victory over Cardiff and comes into the side at the expense of Jay Fulton, who drops to the bench.

The Scot takes the place of Nathanael Ogbeta among the substitutes.

Andy Fisher continues in goal with Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton and Joel Latibeaudiere making up a three-man defence.

Downes lines up alongside Matt Grimes in midfield, while Cyrus Christie and Hannes Wolf are the wing-backs.

Jamie Paterson, Joel Piroe and Michael Obafemi once again make up the Swansea front three.

Reading: Orjan Nyland, Michael Morrison (captain), Tom McIntyre, Tom Ince, Danny Drinkwater, Andy Yiadom, Lucas Joao, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Baba Rahman, Junior Hoilett, Josh Laurent.

Substitutes: Luke Southwood, Alen Halilovic, Yakou Meite, Terrell Thomas, Femi Azeez, Brandon Baker, Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton, Joel Latibeaudiere; Cyrus Christie, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (captain), Hannes Wolf; Joel Piroe, Jamie Paterson, Michael Obafemi.

Substitutes: Ben Hamer, Ryan Manning, Jay Fulton, Korey Smith, Olivier Ntcham, Kyle Joseph, Cameron Congreve.