Team news | Swansea City v Wigan Athletic

5th November 2022
First team
Russell Martin and Joel Latibeaudiere

Joel Latibeaudiere captains Swansea City for the first time as Russell Martin makes four changes for the visit of Wigan Athletic.

With captain Matt Grimes absent through suspension, and set to not play a single minute of a Championship or play-off fixture for the first time in 104 games, Latibeaudiere leads the Swans against the Latics.

Nathan Wood, Armstrong Oko-Flex, Ollie Cooper and Michael Obafemi come into the side at the expense of Harry Darling, Kyle Naughton, Grimes and Olivier Ntcham.

Steven Benda continues in goal, with Latibeaudiere, Wood and Ben Cabango making up Swansea’s back three.

Oko-Flex - making his first start since joining on loan from West Ham - and Ryan Manning occupy the wing-back slots, with Cooper slotting in alongside Jay Fulton in the middle of the park.

Luke Cundle and Joel Piroe will provide support to Obafemi in attack.

Swansea City: Steven Benda, Nathan Wood, Ben Cabango, Joel Latibeaudiere (captain); Armstrong Oko-Flex, Jay Fulton, Ollie Cooper, Ryan Manning; Luke Cundle, Joel Piroe; Michael Obafemi.

Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Harry Darling, Olivier Ntcham, Jamie Paterson, Fin Stevens, Kyle Naughton, Matty Sorinola.

Wigan Athletic: Jamie Jones, Will Keane, Jack Whatmough, James McClean, Tndayi Darikwa (captain), Charlie Wyke, Curtis Tilt, Max Power, Nathan Broadhead, Jason Kerr, Tom Naylor.

Substitutes: Sam Tickle, Callum Lang Joe Bennett, Josh Magennis, Graeme Shinnie, Jordan Cousins, Thelo Aasgaard.