Swansea & Cardiff Preview: The battle of Wales

Swansea welcome Cardiff to Town

Swansea welcome Cardiff to Town

Swansea welcome their fierce rivals Cardiff to the Liberty stadium, in what will be an explosive encounter in South Wales.

Swansea have no new injury concerns ahead of the game, and manager Brendan Rogers may choose the same team that defeated Bristol City in midweek.

The Swans were impressive in their 2-0 defeat of Bristol during the week, and Rogers described it as being, ‘right up there with our performances of the season’.

Leon Burton is expected to keep his place in midfield following an impressive performance against Bristol since rejoining the club from Sheffield United.

The signing of defender David Edgar on loan until the end of the season, gives Rodgers the option of re-shuffling his back line should he see fit.

However, Captain Gary Monk, Neil Taylor, and Andrea Orlandi are still sidelined for Swansea.

Seyi Olofinjana is Cardiff manager David Jones main injury conern, as he is hoping he will come through a fitness test for the clash.

The influential midfielder had to be withdrawn from the game against Reading midweek after picking up a groin injury.

Jones also stated that he must check on one or two other slight niggles before the game, but was giving little away on who the affected players were.

Stephen Mcphail is close to making his return from a hamstring injury, but the Irish man is not expected to be risked today.

David Jones has a welcomed headache of attacking options to choose from, with Michael Chopra, Aaron Ramsey, Jay Boothroyd, and Craig Bellamy all

Kick off at the Liberty Stadium is 13:30.

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