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Team News: Swansea City U21s v Rovers

5 December 2018

Eight days on from their last fixture, at home to Gillingham, Rovers make five changes to the starting line-up ahead of this evening's Checkatrade Trophy knockout tie at Swansea City's Under-21s.

Three quarters of the back four change as Daniel Leadbitter, James Clarke and Michael Kelly come in for Joe Partington, Tom Lockyer and Joe Martin.

Stefan Payne starts and joins Tom Nichols up front, whilst Ed Upson also returns after featuring on the bench against the Gills.

Rovers XI: Jack Bonham (GK), Daniel Leadbitter, James Clarke, Tony Craig, Michael Kelly, Ed Upson, Liam Sercombe, Alex Rodman, Kyle Bennett, Tom Nichols, Stefan Payne.

Subs: Adam Smith (GK), Rollin Menayese, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Luke Russe, Sam Matthews, Gavin Reilly, Alex Jakubiak.

Swansea XI: Steven Benda (GK), Joel Asoro, George Byers, Adnan Maric, Yan Dhanda, Aaron Lewis, Jordon Garrick, Tyler Reid, Cian Harries, Brandon Cooper, Simon Paulet.

Subs: Gregor Zabret (GK), Liam Cullen, Jordi Govea, Botti Biabi, Oli Cooper, Adam King, Joe Lewis.


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