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2 Swansea City selection dilemmas Russell Martin is facing ahead of West Brom clash tonight

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Swansea City will be aiming to deliver a positive response to their recent defeat to Sheffield United when they head to The Hawthorns tonight to face West Bromwich Albion.

The Jacks were completely outclassed in their showdown with the Blades earlier this month as Paul Heckingbottom’s side secured a 4-0 victory in this showdown.

Currently 17th in the Championship, Swansea will move above Bristol City in the league table if they beat West Brom this evening.

Having witnessed his side’s dismal display against the Blades, Swansea head coach Russell Martin could opt to make some alterations to his team for their meeting with the Baggies.

Here, we have decided to take a look at TWO Swansea selection dilemmas Martin is facing ahead of this fixture…

Will Kyle Naughton make his return to action in this fixture?

Kyle Naughton has missed Swansea’s last four league matches due to injury but is expected to be available for selection in tonight’s fixture after overcoming this issue.

Whether Martin decides to bring the defender back into the club’s starting eleven may depend on Naughton’s fitness levels.

When you consider that fellow full-back Joel Latibeaudiere only managed to record a WhoScored match rating of 5.93 against the Blades, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he makes way for Naughton.

Having played 216 Championship games during his career, Naughton may be able to use this wealth of experience to his advantage this evening if he is given the nod to start by Martin.

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Should Michael Obafemi be handed the chance to impress?

Another player he will be keen to impress in this fixture is Michael Obafemi who has experienced a mixed debut season at Swansea.

As a result of a lack of consistency, the forward has only managed to find the back of the net on three occasions in 17 Championship appearances.

However, when you consider that Obafemi’s latest strike came during the club’s 3-1 victory over Bristol City earlier this month, he will be aiming to use the momentum gained from this clash to push on between now and the end of the campaign.

If Martin decides to use a two-striker formation today, Obafemi could potentially line up alongside Joel Piroe who has been directly involved in 16 goals at this level during the current campaign.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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Article title: 2 Swansea City selection dilemmas Russell Martin is facing ahead of West Brom clash tonight

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