Team news | Swansea City v Queens Park Rangers

3rd September 2022
First team
Jamie Paterson in the grey third kit running with the ball

Swansea City boss Russell Martin makes three changes for this afternoon’s visit of Queens Park Rangers to the Stadium.

Jamie Paterson makes his first start since the first game of the season at Rotherham, while Steven Benda and Ben Cabango are also recalled to the side.

Jay Fulton, Andy Fisher and Harry Darling all drop to the bench, while deadline-day signing Fin Stevens is also among the Swansea City substitutes. Michael Obafemi is not included in the matchday squad.

Benda makes his first league start for the Swans since the defeat at Preston in August 2021, with Cabango joining Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton and Ryan Manning making up the Swans back four.

Joe Allen and captain Matt Grimes are paired together in midfield, with Ollie Cooper operating ahead of them.

Matty Sorinola and Paterson occupy the wide positions, with Joel Piroe leading the line for the Swans.

Swansea City: Steven Benda; Kyle Naughton, Nathan Wood, Ben Cabango, Ryan Manning; Joe Allen, Matt Grimes (captain); Matty Sorinola, Ollie Cooper, Jamie Paterson; Joel Piroe.

Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Jay Fulton, Harry Darling, Luke Cundle, Liam Cullen, Armstrong Oko-Flex, Fin Stevens.

Queens Park Rangers: Seny Dieng, Jimmy Dunne, Rob Dickie, Stefan Johansen (captain), Chris Willock, Lyndon Dykes, Ilias Chair, Sam Field, Andre Dozzell, Kenneth Paal, Ethan Laird.

Substitutes: Jordan Archer, Tyler Roberts, Osman Kakay, Leon Balogun, Sinclair Armstrong, Albert Adomah, Tim Iroegbunam.

Referee: Oliver Langford