Team news | Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

31st October 2020
First team
Andre Ayew

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper makes three changes for this afternoon’s clash with Blackburn Rovers, as Andre Ayew captains the Swans.

Ben Cabango, Jake Bidwell and Korey Smith come into the starting line-up as Ryan Bennett, Ryan Manning and Matt Grimes drop to the bench.

For Grimes it ends a sequence of 89 consecutive Championship games in which he has played every minute, stretching back to a defeat at Aston Villa in October 2018.

You can download today's official team sheet HERE.

Freddie Woodman retains his place in goal, with Cabango joining Kyle Naughton and Marc Guehi in the Swansea City defence.

Connor Roberts and Bidwell are the wing-backs, with Smith partnering Jay Fulton in midfield following the Scot’s impressive showing against Stoke in midweek.

Yan Dhanda continues in the number 10 role, with Ayew and Jamal Lowe leading the attack for the hosts.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi; Connor Roberts, Korey Smith, Jay Fulton, Jake Bidwell; Yan Dhanda; Andre Ayew (captain), Jamal Lowe.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ryan Bennett, Ryan Manning, Kasey Palmer, Matt Grimes, Wayne Routledge, Viktor Gyokeres.

Blackburn Rovers: Aynsley Pears, Ryan Nyambe, Derrick Williams, Adam Armstrong, Lewis Holtby, Harvey Elliott, Tom Trybull, Ben Brereton, Joe Rankin-Costello, Darragh Lenihan (captain), Corry Evans. 

Substitutes: Antonis Stergiakis, Sam Gallagher, Harry Chapman, Jacob Davenport, John Buckley, Scott Wharton, Tyrhys Dolan.

Referee: Dean Whitestone