Team news | Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers

6th August 2022
First team
Ntcham Plymouth

Olivier Ntcham and Ryan Manning make their first starts of the season as Russell Martin makes two changes to his Swansea City side for the visit of Blackburn Rovers.

The pair come in for Jamie Paterson and Matty Sorinola respectively, who drop to the bench.

Joe Allen is absent as he completes the final stages of his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Andy Fisher continues in goal, with Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton and Harry Darling ahead of him in a three-man defence.

Joel Latibeaudiere and Manning occupy the wing-back slots, with captain Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton paired together in midfield.

Ntcham joins Joel Piroe in providing support to Michael Obafemi in attack for the Swans.

The visitors include former Swan Ryan Hedges in their starting line-up, while new signing Sammie Szmodics makes his debut following his arrival from Peterborough.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton, Harry Darling; Joel Latibeaudiere, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Ryan Manning; Joel Piroe, Olivier Ntcham, Michael Obafemi.

Substitutes: Steven Benda, Ben Cabango, Jamie Paterson, Matty Sorinola, Ollie Cooper, Cameron Congreve, Liam Cullen.

Blackburn Rovers: Thomas Kaminski, Callum Brittain, Harry Pickering, Daniel Ayala, Sammie Szmodics, Sam Gallagher, Scott Wharton, Ryan Hedges, John Buckley, Ben Brereton Diaz, Lewis Travis (captain).

Substitutes: Aynsley Pears, Tayo Edun, Bradley Dack, Tyler Morton, Jack Vale, Ash Phillips, Tyrhys Dolan.

Referee: Stephen Martin.