Team news | Swansea City v Cardiff City

27th October 2019
First team
Ben Wilmot

Ben Wilmot will make his full league debut for Swansea City as one of six changes made by Steve Cooper for the South Wales derby against Cardiff City.

The on-loan Watford defender comes in for Joe Rodon, who misses out after picking up another knock to his ankle against Brentford in midweek.

The other change in the back four sees Kyle Naughton come in for Connor Roberts at right-back, while George Byers will partner Matt Grimes in midfield.

Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge – two men with previous experience of this fixture – are restored to the side, with Bersant Celina also earning a recall after being on the bench in midweek.

Andre Ayew leads the line.

Roberts, Rodon, Jay Fulton, Kristoffer Peterson, Borja Baston and Yan Dhanda are the men to drop out of the side.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Kyle Naughton, Mike van der Hoorn, Ben Wilmot, Jake Bidwell; George Byers, Matt Grimes (captain); Nathan Dyer, Bersant Celina, Wayne Routledge; Andre Ayew.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango, Jay Fulton, Kristoffer Peterson, Sam Surridge, Borja Baston.

Cardiff City: Neil Etheridge, Lee Peltier, Joe Bennett, Sean Morrison, Aden Flint, Joe Ralls, Robert Glatzel, Marlon Pack, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Gavin Whyte, Danny Ward.

Subs: Alex Smithies, Will Vaulks, Leandro Bacuna, Josh Murphy, Callum Paterson, Curtis Nelson, Omar Bogle.

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