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Talisman returns: The likely Swansea City XI Cooper is set to field v Huddersfield this weekend

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The pressure is slowly beginning to mount on Swansea City manager Steve Cooper following a poor run of form in the second-tier.

They have not won any of their last five Championship matches as their bid to win a place in the end of season play-offs continues to weaken.

They currently sit in tenth place, slipping below arch-rivals Cardiff for the first time following their 4-4 draw with Hull City, with a win against relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town this weekend now looking like a must.

The Terriers come to The Liberty sat in 20th place but will undoubtedly be hungry for three points themselves as they look to stave off the drop.

So, what sort of Swansea side can they expect to come up against?

Here is what we think…

Freddie Woodman of course remains in goal. He has been excellent throughout his time on loan from Newcastle United and has done nowhere near enough to warrant being dropped.

In front of him, however, expect a few changes. Jake Bidwell will likely continue at left-back given the lack of options on that side, with Marc Guehi also retaining his spot in the middle.

However, he is likely to be partnered by returning Swansea talisman Joe Rodon. He was not risked during last week’s clash with Hull but is now back to full health. Connor Roberts is likely to replace Kyle Naughton at right-back as well.

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Moving into midfield it is more of the same. Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton lined up as a midfield duo against The Tigers with Conor Gallagher playing just ahead of them, so expect that theme to continue.

One change is expected to the front-line as well.

Wayne Routledge impressed against Hull but, at 35, is unlikely to be used from the start again, with Rhian Brewster coming in to replace him. Andre Ayew is likely to move out wide for this one.


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