Team news | Swansea City v Birmingham City

19th September
First team
Preston (A) Gibbs-White Cabango

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper has named an unchanged side for the first home game of the season against Birmingham City.

The Swansea boss keeps faith with the same starting line-up and bench that secured a 1-0 win at Preston on the opening day of the season.

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That means Freddie Woodman starts in goal, with a three-man defence of Ben Cabango, Joe Rodon and Marc Guehi ahead of him.

Jake Bidwell and Connor Roberts will look to continue their impress form at wing-back, operating either side of midfielders Korey Smith and captain Matt Grimes.

Morgan Gibbs-White takes on the attacking midfield role, and will look to provide the ammunition for Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew in attack.

For Smith, Gibbs-White and Lowe this will be their home debuts following their summer arrivals.

The visitors hand a debut to former Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge, while Scott Hogan - who joined from Aston Villa on Thursday - is among the Birmingham substitutes.

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.

Birmingham City: Neil Etheridge, Kristian Pedersen, Ivan Sunjic, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Harlee Dean (captain), Ivan Sanchez, Jeremie Bela, Maxime Colin, George Friend, Jon Toral, Adam Clayton.

Substitutes: Zach Jeacock, Marc Roberts, Dan Crowley, Gary Gardner, Scott Hogan, Steve Seddon, Agustin Medina.

Referee: Gavin Ward

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