Swansea City v Reading FC: Latest team news, Is there a live stream? What time is kick-off? | OneFootball
Swansea City v Reading FC: Latest team news, Is there a live stream? What time is kick-off?
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Swansea City will be looking for their sixth Championship win in nine games as they take on current strugglers Reading this afternoon, looking to get another three points on the board.
Russell Martin’s men will be buoyed by their late 2-0 win at Barnsley in midweek, with Ryan Manning and Olivier Ntcham coming on to change the game at Oakwell and with that, elevating the Welsh side to a healthy ninth position.
With how tight the league currently is though, something they know all too well as a side sat in 13th place before Wednesday night, they will be desperate to build on recent progress and could be just one point adrift of the top six by 5pm this evening if results go their way and they claim a victory against the Royals.
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Today’s visitors at the Swansea.com Stadium come into this match having won just one of their last seven second-tier games, losing five and drawing one.
This form, combined with their recent six-point deduction, has left them hovering just two points above the relegation zone as things stand and they are in desperate need of a win this afternoon to take them away from the drop zone, though they have failed to win any of their last 16 competitive meetings with the South Wales side.
Numerous players have returned to their squad since the international break in a timely boost for Veljko Paunovic’s men – but will it be enough for them to get something from this upcoming tie?
We can’t predict the future – but we do have all the information you need to know ahead of kick-off!
The hosts have a clean bill of health ahead of today’s fixture, a real boost for manager Martin who benefitted greatly from his squad depth in midweek to seal another three points.
After making such a good impact against the Tykes, Ntcham and Manning may be in with a shout of starting, a real possibility with their boss speaking about potential fatigue amid their busy recent schedule.
However, two key men in Joel Piroe and Jamie Paterson are likely to get the nod again despite appearing from the off in their last two matches, as two of the second-tier side’s most important assets.
Meanwhile, the visitors welcomed Alen Halilovic, Dejan Tetek and Femi Azeez back into their squad in midweek after recovering from their respective injuries, though it is currently unclear whether any of the trio will start today.
The former is potentially most likely to be given a chance after seeing Paunovic switch to a back four against the Blades on Tuesday, with Andy Carroll or Femi Azeez possibly coming in to replace a misfiring George Puscas up front.
Junior Hoilett and Tom McIntyre could return to the fold from their respective injuries, although Michael Morrison, Lucas Joao, Andy Rinomhota, Yakou Meite and Felipe Araruna are all set to miss out once again.
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Kick-off at the Swansea.com Stadium is at 3pm today, along with seven other Championship fixtures.
Preston North End’s clash at Deepdale against league leaders Fulham gets underway slightly earlier this afternoon at 12:30pm, with Paul Heckingbottom set to take charge of Sheffield United for the first time as permanent manager against Bristol City tomorrow.
Action in the second tier doesn’t stop there, with top-six hopefuls Queens Park Rangers travelling to bottom side Derby County in another mouth-watering clash on Monday night.