Three changes for QPR clash

29th September
First team

Swansea City make three changes for today’s Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium.

And there look set to be a number of positional alterations as Graham Potter looks to find a winning formula.

Tom Carroll, fit-again Bersant Celina and Courtney Baker-Richardson, who is available after suspension, all return to the Swans side.

Martin Olsson, Barrie McKay and Wayne Routledge are the players to miss out.

That leaves Matt Grimes looking like the man most likely to play at left-back, while Kyle Naughton could switch from midfield to right-back with Connor Roberts operating further forward.

George Byers keeps his place in midfield alongside the recalled Carroll, while Celina and Baker-Richardson will look to lead the Swans’ attack alongside Oli McBurnie.

Baker-Richardson starts only the second league game of his career, and will be hoping he has more joy than he did at Millwall four weeks ago.

Leroy Fer is back on the bench having been out since the Millwall game with a groin problem.

Former Swan Angel Rangel, meantime, starts for QPR.


Swans: Erwin Mulder, Kyle Naughton, Joe Rodon, Mike van der Hoorn (capt), Matt Grimes, George Byers, Tom Carroll, Connor Roberts, Bersant Celina, Oli McBurnie, Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Martin Olsson, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Daniel James, Jay Fulton, Leroy Fer, Barrie McKay.

QPR: Joe Lumley, Angel Rangel, Joel Lynch, Alex Baptiste, Jake Bidwell, Luke Freeman, Geoff Cameron, Massimo Luongo (capt), Ebere Eze, Nahki Wells, Tomer Hemed.

Subs: Matt Ingram, Grant Hall, Matt Smith, Paul Smyth, Bright Osayi- Samuel, Pawel Wszolek, Osman Kakay.