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Team news for Sunday afternoon's Championship clash between Swansea and Cardiff at Liberty Stadium (1:15pm).

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Olofinjana: Hoping to be fit

Olofinjana: Hoping to be fit

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Swans boss Brendan Rodgers has no new injury concerns for Sunday's fierce local derby and may well go with the same starting XI who dismantled Bristol City in midweek.

Rodgers felt the Swans' dominant 2-0 victory at Ashton Gate on Tuesday was "right up there with our best displays of the season" and he will be hard pushed to make alterations for the visit of Dave Jones' outfit.

Midfielder Leon Britton came back into central midfield for his first start since rejoining the club from Sheffield United, and having put in a sterling display, is expected to keep his place.

Rodgers does have an option to change things in defence following Monday's late capture of David Edgar from Burnley on loan until the end of the season.

Edgar was not registered in time to feature against Bristol City but, again, he has his work cut out dislodging any of Swansea's current back four at the Liberty Stadium.

Skipper Garry Monk (knee), fellow defender Neil Taylor (ankle) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) remain out.

Cardiff boss Dave Jones is hopeful Seyi Olofinjana will be fit.

The powerful midfielder was forced off at half-time in Tuesday's dramatic 2-2 draw against Reading nursing a slight groin injury but is expected to be fit.

Jones will also check on one or two other players who emerged from the clash with slight knocks and niggles but, as usual, kept his cards close to his chest regarding their identity.

Stephen McPhail was close to making his return from a troublesome hamstring injury last week but was not quite ready and, although he is not far off, is unlikely to be thrown into the mix on Sunday.

Jones has an abundance of midfield and attacking riches to select from and does not need to rush McPhail back.

Michael Chopra was the man to make way for debutant midfielder Aaron Ramsey against the Royals in midweek, with the on-loan Arsenal man alongside Olofinjana, Peter Whittingham and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas supporting Jay Bothroyd and Craig Bellamy in attack.

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