Team news | Swansea City v Birmingham City

25th August 2019
First team
Yan Dhanda

Yan Dhanda is the sole change to the Swansea City side for Sunday’s clash with Birmingham City.

The midfielder comes in for George Byers, who drops to the bench after struggling with illness, and makes just his second league start for the Swans.

The hosts are otherwise unchanged from the midweek win over QPR with Freddie Woodman in goal behind a back four of Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon and Jake Bidwell.

Skipper Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton pair up in midfield, with a trio of Andre Ayew, Dhanda and Bersant Celina operating ahead of them.

Borja Baston

Birthday boy Borja Baston, who turns 27 today, leads the line on the back of four goals in four games for the Swans this season.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, Yan Dhanda, Bersant Celina; Borja Baston.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Ben Wilmot, Wayne Routledge, George Byers, Jordon Garrick, Sam Surridge.

Birmingham City: Lee Camp, Wes Harding, Kristian Pedersen, Mark Roberts, Steve Seddon, Harlee Dean (captain), Ivan Sunjic, David Davis, Alvaro Gimenez, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Fran Villalba.

Subs: David Stockdale, Dan Crowley, Craig Gardner, Gary Gardner, Agustin Medina, Jude Bellingham, Odin Bailey.