Team news | Swansea City v Preston North End

17th August
First team
Borja Baston

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper named the same starting XI that secured a draw at Derby for today’s Championship clash with Preston North End.

The 39-year-old has kept faith with the line-up that produced a solid performance in earning a point at Pride Park as the Swans look to extend an unbeaten 12-match run in league action at the Liberty.

Freddie Woodman starts in goal with Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon and Jake Bidwell across the back four.

Captain Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton retain their places in midfield, while Aldo Kalulu is fit enough to start after picking up a knock against the Rams.

Aldo Kalulu

He lines up alongside Bersant Celina and Nathan Dyer in a trio supporting striker Borja Baston.

There is just the one change on the bench from last weekend’s fixture, with Andre Ayew getting the nod ahead of Yan Dhanda following his brace against Northampton in midweek.

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

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Ben Wilmot, George Byers, Kristoffer Peterson, Andre Ayew, Sam Surridge.

Preston North End: Declan Rudd, Darnell Fisher, Ben Pearson, Ben Davies, Daniel Johnson, Paul Gallagher (captain), Louis Moult, Joe Raffertty, Patrick Bauer, Sean Maguire, Billy Bodin.

Subs: Connor Ripley, Tom Clarke, Brad Potts, Alan Browne, Jayden Stockley, Andre Green, Tom Barkhuizen.

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