Swansea City face a tough trip to The Den as they face Millwall away from home in the Championship on Saturday, with Steve Cooper’s side knowing that they need three points if they want to re-establish themselves as automatic promotion hopefuls this season.
The Swans have now lost four games in a row and have fallen well behind Norwich City and Watford in the Championship table, with their hopes of automatic promotion this season being seriously depleted in recent weeks.
Cooper switched to a 4-3-3 in the hopes of turning things around against Preston North End on Easter Monday but his side struggled to create chances against the managerless Lilywhites before an unfortunate own goal from Matt Grimes in stoppage time gifted the visitors all three points.
Here’s how Football FanCast expects the 41-year-old to line his side up against Millwall on Saturday, with three changes from the side which started against Preston…
There was nothing Freddie Woodman could do about Preston’s late goal on Monday, so he keeps his place between the sticks.
Cooper should perhaps revert to five-at-the-back for this fixture, and that could see Ryan Bennett come back into the defence in the hope that he can help deal with the aerial threat of Millwall.
Jake Bidwell also returns in place of Ryan Manning at left wing-back in the hope that the £1.8m-rated man can rediscover some of the excellent form he showed earlier in the season.
There’s one change in midfield, with Korey Smith returning in place of Jay Fulton, and hopefully his energy in midfield will free up the more creative Grimes and Conor Hourihane.
Finally, after another less than impressive display, Morgan Whittaker drops to the bench for this one, with Jamal Lowe partnering Andre Ayew up front, although both will have to rediscover their shooting boots if Swansea are to come away with three points on Saturday.