Swansea v West Brom preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 2:07

Swansea v West Brom preview

Captain Garry Monk is set for a first appearance of the season in the game.
The defender is likely to return from a niggling foot problem, and his availability is a welcome boost for manager Brendan Rodgers, who is faced with a defensive crisis.
Monk and Ashley Williams are the only fit centre-halves that Rodgers can call upon, with Alan Tate (broken leg) and Steven Caulker (knee) injured and deadline-day signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche unable to join the club after FIFA denied them international clearance.
Midfielder Kemy Agustien (hamstring) and striker Craig Beattie (ankle) are also out. The former’s absence meaning Joe Allen will keep his place in midfield, with Wayne Routledge set to return to the side after missing the defeat at Arsenal.
Zoltan Gera will miss West Brom after suffering a recurrence of his ankle injury.
Fellow midfielder Chris Brunt faces a late fitness test as he continues to recover from a knee injury picked up in training.
Gabriel Tamas begins a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the FA so Craig Dawson is expected to step in alongside Jonas Olsson at the heart of the defence.
The Baggies go into the game on the back of their securing their first points of the season at Norwich last time out.
Swansea (from): Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Bodde, Britton, Graham, Sinclair, Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Moreira, Ranel, Allen, Tremmel, Gower, Richards.
West Brom (from): Bednar, Brunt, Cox, Dorrans, Fortune, Foster, Fulop, Jara, B Jones, Long, McAuley, Morrison, Mulumbu, Odemwingie, J Olsson, Reid, Scharner, Shorey, Dawson, Thomas, Tchoyi, Daniels.

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