Team news | Swansea City v Stoke City

17th August 2021
First team
Jay Fulton

Jay Fulton returns to the Swansea City starting line-up for tonight’s clash with Stoke City (7.45pm).

The Scottish midfielder has missed the first three games of the season through suspension, but comes straight into the side having served his ban.

He comes in for Jamie Paterson, who drops to the bench, while Yan Dhanda is the other alteration from the draw with Sheffield United as he replaces Liam Cullen.

New signing Ethan Laird is named among the substitutes for the Stadium clash.

Steven Benda retains his place in goal, and will again operate behind a back three of Ben Cabango, Brandon Cooper and Ryan Manning.

Joel Latibeaudiere and Jake Bidwell are the wing-backs, with Fulton joining captain Matt Grimes and Flynn Downes in midfield.

Dhanda is expected to play ahead of them, with Jamal Lowe leading the Swans attack.

The visitors, meanwhile, include four former Swans in their side as Joe Allen, Sam Clucas, Ben Wilmot and Sam Surridge all start.

Swansea City: Steven Benda; Ben Cabango, Brandon Cooper, Ryan Manning; Joel Latibeaudiere, Flynn Downes, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Yan Dhanda; Jamal Lowe.

Substitutes: Lewis Webb, Morgan Whittaker, Jamie Paterson, Joel Piroe, Liam Cullen, Ethan Laird, Dan Williams.

Stoke City: Josef Bursik; Tommy Smith, Ben Wilmot, Harry Souttar, Leo Ostigard, Jacob Brown; Josh Tymon, Joe Allen (captain), Sam Clucas; Nick Powell, Sam Surridge.

Substitutes: Adam Davies, Morgan Fox, Danny Batth, Steven Fletcher, Alfie Doughty, Jordan Thompson, Tom Ince.