Swansea City are the guests at Kenilworth Road tomorrow afternoon as the Hatters look to bounce back from defeat last weekend in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
The Town are rested and raring to go after loss against Norwich City last weekend, whilst the Swans were in midweek action against Blackburn Rovers – which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Nathan Jones said:
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The Swans were relegated from the Premier League in 2018 after a seven-year stay, registering tenth and sixth place finishes in the Championship over the last two seasons ending in a play-off semi-final defeat to Brentford.
Swansea’s last piece of silverware came in 2013 as they were crowned League Cup winners, beating League Two side Bradford City in the final.
The Manager – Steve Cooper
The 41-year-old started his coaching career in Wrexham's academy before moving to Liverpool in 2008. Welshman Cooper became the Reds' academy manager in 2011, then joined the FA three years later, initially coaching the Under-16s before leading the U17s to 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup glory.
The former Wrexham, TNS, Bangor City and Porthmadog centre-half took over as Swansea head coach in 2019, after Graham Potter left to take over at Brighton.
Main threat – Andre Ayew
The 31-year-old – who has 91 appearances for Ghana – has once again been in great form this season, providing 14 goals for the Swans in the Sky Bet Championship.
The striker has vast experience of European football, having started his career at Marseille where his famous father, Abedi 'Pele' Ayew, and brother Jordan also played.
He signed for Swansea initially in 2015, before making a £20m transfer to West Ham in 2016. He returned to the Liberty Stadium two years later for almost the same amount but spent time on loan at Fenerbahce in 2018-19.
When and where?
Kick-off is 12:15pm at Kenilworth Road on Saturday 13th March.
Man in the middle?
The referee for Saturday’s match is Darren Bond – who most recently took charge of the Hatters’ 1-0 FA Cup win against Reading back in January.
The two sides met in December and Swansea were 2-0 victors on the day. Prior to that, James Collins scored a vital goal to beat the Swans during the Great Escape at the back end of last season.
Follow the action
Saturday’s 12:15pm kick-off against Swansea is live on Sky Sports meaning match passes aren’t available for this fixture.
Season ticket holders will still be able to watch the game on iFollow as the Hatters aim to bounce back from defeat against Norwich!