Team news | Swansea City v Hull City

3rd August 2019
First team
Freddie Woodman

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper handed debuts to Freddie Woodman and Jake Bidwell for his first game in charge against Hull.

Woodman starts in goal having completed his loan move from Newcastle in midweek, while left-back Bidwell was head coach Cooper’s first signing.

Fellow new arrivals Ben Wilmot and Kristoffer Peterson are among the substitutes.

Bidwell is joined by Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon and Connor Roberts in the back four.

New captain Matt Grimes links up with Jay Fulton in midfield, with George Byers started in the number 10 role.

Bersant Celina and Nathan Dyer are on the flanks for the Swans, while Borja Baston starts up front following the sale of Oli McBurnie to Sheffield United.

The visitors include former Swan Stephen Kingsley in their starting line-up.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Nathan Dyer, George Byers, Bersant Celina; Borja Baston.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Ben Wilmot, Barrie McKay, Yan Dhanda, Kristoffer Peterson, Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Hull City: George Long, Eric Lichaj (captain), Jordy de Wijs, Reece Burke, Kevin Stewart, Daniel Batty, Kamil Grosicki, Nouha Dicko, Jarrod Bowen, Stephen Kingsley, Jackson Irvine.

Subs: Matt Ingram, Ryan Taffazolli, Tom Eaves, Jon Toral, Robbie McKenzie, Josh Bowler, Keane Lewis-Potter.