Two Swans changes for Derby

1st December 2018
First team

Swansea City make two changes to their starting side for this afternoon’s clash with Derby County (3pm).

Declan John is handed only his second league start for the club as he replaces Martin Olsson.

The Welsh international comes in for only his third league appearance in a Swans shirt following his summer move from Rangers.

In midfield, Jay Fulton returns in place of Leroy Fer, who drops to the bench, meaning Mike van der Hoorn will captain the Swans today.

There is no Wilfried Bony in the travelling party.

The striker, who has only recently returned from a long-term injury lay-off, has been given a rest having made two substitute appearances this week.


Derby County: Scott Carson, Jayden Bogle, Fikayo Tomori, Richard Keogh (capt), Scott Malone, Craig Bryson, Tom Huddlestone, Mason Mount, Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence, David Nugent.

Subs: Kelle Roos, Martyn Waghorn, Florian Jozefzoon, Alex Pearce, Duane Holmes, Calum Macdonald, Max Bird.

Swans: Erwin Mulder, Joe Rodon, Mike van der Hoorn (capt), Cameron Carter-Vickers, Connor Roberts, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes, Declan John, Bersant Celina, Daniel James, Oli McBurnie.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Martin Olsson, Leroy Fer, Joel Asoro, Jefferson Montero, Barrie McKay.