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Swansea City: Predicted XI, team news ahead of Wycombe Wanderers

Swansea City take on Championship strugglers Wycombe Wanderers at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon and Steve Cooper’s side will know that they need to pick up three points if they want to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive.

The Swans are currently seven points behind second-placed Watford with just five games of the season remaining, although an easier run-in could see Cooper’s side take it to the final day when they face the Hornets away from home.

Three points is a must against Wycombe on Saturday, with Gareth Ainsworth’s side closing in on an immediate return to League One this season as they are currently rock bottom of the league and 10 points from safety.

They will know that they need three points to keep their meagre survival hopes alive, so it should hopefully be an open, attacking game at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

Here’s how Football FanCast feels Cooper will set up his side on Saturday, with three changes from the team which beat Sheffield Wednesday last time out…

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Two clean sheets in a row means Freddie Woodman continues in goal, and he should be confident of another shutout against the league’s lowest scorers.

Will Swansea win today?

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There are two changes in defence as Cooper should go attacking for this one, so the “brilliant” Connor Roberts and Jake Bidwell return at right-back and left-back respectively, as both have contributed far more goals and assists than Kyle Naughton and Ryan Manning this season.

Jay Fulton, Conor Hourihane and Matt Grimes all impressed in the wins against Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday, so they keep their place for this one.

Finally, there is just one change in attack as Morgan Whittaker comes in for Wayne Routledge on the right-hand side after the experienced winger struggled to get involved at Sheffield Wednesday – failing to record a shot and posting the fewest touches of anyone in Cooper’s starting XI (WhoScored) – whilst this game represents a great opportunity for Whittaker to grab his first league goal for the Swans.

In other news… Most tackles on the pitch: Fulton was man of the match against Sheffield Wednesday for more than one reason

Article title: Swansea City: Predicted XI, team news ahead of Wycombe Wanderers

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