Team news | Swansea City v Stoke City

5th October
First team
Charlton cele

Swansea City are unchanged for this afternoon’s Championship clash with Stoke City.

Head coach Steve Cooper has stuck with the same XI that started the midweek win over Charlton.

There are changes on the bench, however, with Jake Bidwell and George Byers included after missing out at The Valley.

Bidwell returns after suspension, while Byers has overcome a hamstring problem.

Ben Wilmot and Declan John are the men to drop out of the squad.

Freddie Woodman starts in goal, with Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon and Kyle Naughton making up the back four.

The familiar pairing of Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton pair up in midfield, with Bersant Celina, Yan Dhanda and Andre Ayew operating ahead of them.

Topscorer Borja Baston leads the line for the Swans.

The visitors include former Swans Joe Allen, Sam Clucas and Cameron Carter-Vickers in their starting XI.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Kyle Naughton; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, Yan Dhanda, Bersant Celina; Borja Baston.

Subs: Erwin Mulder, Jake Bidwell, Tom Carroll, George Byers, Wayne Routledge, Jordon Garrick, Sam Surridge.

Stoke City: Adam Federici, Tom Edwards, Joe Allen (captain), Danny Batth, Peter Etebo, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Bruno Martins Indi, Lee Gregory, Sam Clucas, Tyrese Campbell, Badou Ndiaye.

Subs: Jack Butland, Liam Lindsay, Tom Ince, Sam Vokes, Scott Hogan, Nick Powell, Mark Duffy.

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