Team news | Swansea City v Birmingham City

4th February
First team
Andy Fisher shouting instructions at Blackpool

Andy Fisher, Nathan Wood and Olivier Ntcham return to the Swansea City starting line-up as Russell Martin makes three changes for this afternoon's clash with Birmingham City.

Goalkeeper Fisher starts between the sticks in the Championship for the first time since August, with Steven Benda having been ruled out for the rest of the season by a knee injury suffered at Queens Park Rangers last time out.

Ntcham also comes in for an injury-enforced absentee in midfielder Joe Allen, while Wood is preferred to Harry Darling.

Fisher, who replaced the German at Loftus Road, has a defence of Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Cabango, Wood and Ryan Manning ahead of him.

Ntcham joins Jay Fulton and captain Matt Grimes in midfield, with Ollie Cooper set to operate in a more advanced role.

Liam Cullen and Joel Piroe lead the line for the Swans in attack, while Morgan Whittaker is on the bench following his January recall from Plymouth.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Cabango, Nathan Wood, Ryan Manning; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Olivier Ntcham, Ollie Cooper; Liam Cullen, Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Lewis Webb, Luke Cundle, Morgan Whittaker, Harry Darling, Kyle Naughton, Cameron Congreve, Joel Cotterill.

Birmingham City: John Ruddy, Maxime Colin, Auston Trusty, Dion Sanderson, Kevin Long, Scott Hogan, Tahith Chong, Krystian Bielik, George Friend, Gary Gardner, Reda Khadra.

Substitutes: Neil Etheridge, Emmanuel Longelo, Hannibal Mejbri, Juninho Bacuna, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Alfie Chang, Jordan James.