Swansea City v QPR Live: Kick-off time, team news and score updates
Swansea City play for the first time since the closure of the summer transfer window this afternoon as they host Queens Park Rangers.
Michael Obafemi and Joel Piroe remain at the club, and Swansea’s focus is now on ending a run of four matches without a win today.
New signing Fin Stevens is expected to be listed among the substitutes while Ollie Cooper is pushing for a first home league start after impressing at Stoke City.
As ever, we’ll bring you all of the latest match updates right here.
Kick-off is at 3pm.
Three changes from the 1-1 draw with Stoke.
Benda, Cabango and Paterson in for Fisher, Darling and Fulton.
Swansea City team news
Swansea City: Benda; Wood, Naughton, Cabango; Sorinola, Allen, Grimes (C), Manning; O Cooper, Paterson; Piroe.
Subs: Fisher, Darling, Fulton, Cundle, Oko-Flex, Stevens, Cullen.
20 to go
Just 20 minutes to go until we get the team news!
Piroe happy to stay at Swansea
Joel Piroe spoke to us at Fairwood yesterday and revealed just how happy he is to remain at Swansea, despite being flattered by Premier League transfer interest.
Julian Winter has discussed Swansea’s transfer window in his programme notes.
Russell Martin spoke about Ryan Bennett’s exit yesterday while Dan Williams has been talked up too.
QPR boss on Swansea
“I think we’ve steadily been improving in terms of our performances,” he said. “Results-wise I’m sure they’re [Swansea] a little bit frustrated. They’re a very good football team, everybody knows that. I quite like the style that they play. They’re dangerous, they’ve got good players.
“[Joel] Piroe, [Michael] Obafemi, [Olivier] Ntcham, [Matt] Grimes the captain, Ryan Manning who we know here, new wing-back [Matty] Sorinola – they’ve got really good players and they’re a good football team. We need to show what we are as well, which is equal to that. It’s going to be an interesting game, I think.”
Swansea City win – 11/8
Draw – 23/10
Queens Park Rangers win – 2/1
(Odds courtesy of Sky Bet, correct at time of publishing)
Kompany on Oba chase
Vincent Kompany has spoken about Burnley’s pursuit of Swansea striker Michael Obafemi.
Have a read of the what the boss has said here.
Early team news
Swansea welcome back Ben Cabango from suspension after he missed the 1-1 draw with Stoke. Russell Martin’s men have no other fresh injury concerns following the contest with the Potters. Deadline day signing Fin Stevens is set to be included in the matchday squad. Joel Latibeaudiere and Liam Walsh remain unavailable.
As for QPR, they will be able to call upon new signing Tim Iroegbunam, although they remain without defender Jake Clarke-Salter.
Good morning, Jacks!
It turned out to be a decent deadline day in the end. And here’s hoping there’s a really positive atmosphere at the Swansea.com Stadium today.
Stay tuned for updates.