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In search of their first victory of the season, Swansea host Bristol City in the fifth round of the EFL Championship. The Robins will also be keen to return to their winning track after playing three winless matches in the league and EFL Cup. Provided below are the anticipated lineups for the Swansea vs Bristol City match, along with the most up-to-date team updates.
The match is scheduled at Swansea.com Stadium on Saturday, 2nd September. The kickoff time for the game is slated for 11:30 a.m. GMT. Looking ahead, we now delve into providing an assessment of the anticipated lineups and the most recent updates concerning both squads.
Swansea City vs Bristol City Predicted Lineups and News
Before we dig into the anticipated lineups for the Swansea vs Bristol City clash, let’s start by providing the freshest team updates for both teams and evaluating how these latest changes could impact their overall prowess. Moreover, for those unable to be present at the stadium, rest assured that you can witness all the excitement on your TV screen.
Team News: Swansea
Swansea have been unfavourable at the start of the season with alternative draws and defeats in four rounds. The Swans also faced elimination from the EFL Cup with a 2-3 defeat against Bournemouth. Jamie Paterson levelled the score by 2-2 in the 79th minute but Ryan Christie scored a stoppage-time winner for Bournemouth.
Swansea’s goalkeeper Steven Benda has recently made a move to the Premier League club Fulham, where he is currently recuperating from an injury. In terms of fitness, the only remaining concern for manager Michael Duff is Liam Walsh. Following a rather unremarkable performance in the EFL Cup fixture, Duff might opt to field the same lineup that took on Preston in the previous league match.
Swansea predicted lineup:
Rushworth; Wood, Cabango, Darling; Ashby, Fulton, Grimes, Patino, Key; Yates, Cullen
Team News: Bristol City
Bristol City have found one victory against Millwall in their starting four games of the season, along with two draws and a defeat. The Robins have also been knocked out of the EFL Cup in the second round against league-fellow Norwich City. Przemyslaw Placheta notched the decisive goal of the game for the Canaries to find a narrow 0-1 lead for his team.
Manager Nigel Pearson is still dealing with fitness concerns surrounding Robert Atkinson, Benarous, and Tommy Conway. Furthermore, Andreas Weimann sustained another foot injury during the recent league match against Hull City and is unlikely to be available for the upcoming game. While George Tanner has secured a spot in the starting lineup for four consecutive league fixtures, there’s a chance we might witness Gardner Hickman stepping in after making three substitute appearances this season.
Bristol City predicted lineup:
O’Leary; Gardner-Hickman, Vyner, Naismith, Pring; Williams, James, Knight; Sykes, Wells, Bell
Will Andreas Weimann play for Bristol City?
Having sat out two league games due to a foot injury, Weimann made his return to the pitch against Hull City, coming on as a substitute. However, his time on the field was short-lived, as he had to exit just three minutes later due to a recurrence of the injury. Andreas was notably absent from the EFL Cup fixture against Norwich and is anticipated to remain sidelined for an additional week.
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