The Swans are looking for another win on the road against Wanderers
Swansea City face Bolton Wanderers in the Championship this afternoon:
- Bolton have faced just Swansea in 17 home matches in all competitions, losing just once (W9 D7), a 1-4 defeat in September 1980.
- Swansea have won just one of their last 12 matches against Bolton in all competitions (D5 L6), a 3-1 win in October 2011.
- Bolton have lost each of their last three league games at home without scoring; the Trotters have never lost and failed to score in four successive home league games in their history.
- Swansea have failed to score in nine of their last 13 league away trips, netting just six goals (W2 D5 L6) – they’ve only managed one goal in their last five outings.
- Only Neal Maupay (18) and Lewis Grabban (17) have netted more goals in the Championship in 2018 than Swansea striker Oliver McBurnie (16).
Join football writer Andrew Gwilym for live updates from the University of Bolton Stadium. Kick off is at 3pm.
Back in goal
Erwin Mulder must have cut a frustrated figure over recent weeks, but he is back in the starting line-up today. The Dutchman has not featured since keeping a clean sheet in the 3-0 win over QPR on September 29.
Two changes for Bolton
Bolton also make two changes. Former Cardiff winger Sammy Ameobi takes the place of another former Bluebird in Craig Noone, while club captain David Wheater drops to the bench as Mark Beevers starts.
Bony and Montero on the bench
Subs: Nordfeldt, Carter-Vickers, Olsson, Carroll, Montero, Naughton, Bony
The Swansea team to play Bolton
(4-2-3-1): Mulder; Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Rodon, Grimes; Fulton, Fer; McKay, Celina, James; McBurnie.
That’s two changes from last weekend as Mulder replaces Nordfeldt in goals and Barrie McKay comes in for Kyle Naughton, with Connor Roberts reverting to full-back duties.
A man under pressure
Swansea City fans will remember Bolton boss Phil Parkinson as the man who was in charge of Bradford the day the Swans secured the first major silverware in their history at Wembley in 2013.
The Trotters made a fine start to the campaign with three wins in their first four games, but they now have just one win in their last 12 games and have scored just twice in their last nine outings and Parkinson has been getting a fair bit of heat from supporters.
Who starts in goal?
We will have the team news for you in around 30 minutes, and one of the most interesting selection calls will be who starts in goal for the Swans.
Kristoffer Nordfeldt has been the preferred choice since returning to the side in the draw at Wigan, but his hesitation in the lead-up to Rotherham’s first penalty last weekend means there have been calls for Erwin Mulder to be restored after his impressive form earlier in the campaign.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Jack
Wales Online brought you the story of how the Swansea City squad made a donation in support of midfielder Jack Evans following his diagnosis with cancer during the summer.
The five-figure sum was pledged to back members of Jack’s friends and family who ran the Cardiff Half Marathon last month to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Cardiff.
It goes without saying that everyone at Wales Online and all connected with Swansea City wish Jack a speedy return to full health.
The Birthday boy
Happy Birthday Daniel James! The Swansea City winger turns 21 today, will three points be among his presents?
James, who was named in the Wales senior squad for the first time earlier this week, has been in fantastic form in recent weeks and has four assists in his last three games.
Will Wilf be back?
We haven’t seen Wilfried Bony in a Swansea City shirt since February, when he tore his ACL in the draw at Leicester, but he is fit and in contention for selection against Bolton this afternoon. Will he be on the bench at the University of Bolton Stadium?
Welcome Swans fans
Can Swansea City pull off an away victory at Bolton today?
After defeats to Rotherham and Aston Villa in their previous two away trips, Graham Potter’s side will be looking for a better display against a Wanderers side who are languishing near the bottom of the league.
Potter is renowned for making sweeping changes to his team. We’ll bring you that team news from 2pm and match updates of course from 3pm.