Team news | Stoke City v Swansea City

31st August 2022
First team
Ollie Cooper Middlesbrough

Ollie Cooper makes his full league debut for Swansea City as Russell Martin makes four changes for tonight’s meeting with Stoke.

Cooper is rewarded for a fine display off the bench at Middlesbrough, with Harry Darling, Matty Sorinola and Jay Fulton also returning to the starting line-up.

Darling replaces the suspended Ben Cabango, while Cameron Congreve misses out as Olivier Ntcham and Michael Obafemi drop to the bench.

Jamie Paterson is fit enough to be named among the substitutes, while new signings Luke Cundle and Armstrong Oko-Flex are also on the Swansea bench.

Andy Fisher continues in goal behind a back three of Darling, Nathan Wood and Kyle Naughton.

Sorinola and Ryan Manning are the wing-backs, with skipper Matt Grimes being joined by Fulton and Joe Allen in midfield.

Cooper will provide support to Joel Piroe in the final third.

Stoke boss Alex Neil, meanwhile, names an unchanged side from their weekend win at Blackburn.

Stoke City: Jack Bonham, Morgan Fox, Aden Flint, Sam Clucas, Lewis Baker (captain), Jacob Brown, Dwight Gayle, Jordan Thompson, Ben Wilmot, Liam Delap, Connor Taylor.

Substitutes: Joe Bursik, Phil Jagielka, Tyrese Campbell, Will Smallbone, Tariqe Fosu-Henry, D'margio Wright-Phillips, Tom Saprrow.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton, Harry Darling; Matty Sorinola, Joe Allen, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Ryan Manning; Ollie Cooper; Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Michael Obafemi, Olivier Ntcham, Jamie Paterson, Luke Cundle, Liam Cullen, Armstrong Oko-Flex.