Swansea City vs Birmingham City

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Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer is a major doubt for Birmingham’s visit due to a hamstring injury that saw him miss the 3-1 win at QPR on Wednesday.

Midfielder Aldo Kalulu is also likely to still be sidelined this weekend.

Birmingham City defender Maxime Colin is expected to play after recovering from a strain which ruled him out of the 2-0 victory over Barnsley.

On-loan Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter should also return following a slight back problem.

Fresh from the win over QPR in midweek, Cooper is expecting a real test against the Blues during the midday kick-off in Landore.

He said of Pep Clotet’s side: “They’ve had a good start in terms of points.

“It’s going to be very different to QPR in terms of how they play. We’ve got to be a team that can adapt to different situations. They will play a different formation and style. They’re a real threat off set-pieces.”

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He added: “It’s pretty much the same squad available. Players are only reporting as we speak. We haven’t had the full medical report but I’ll be surprised if there’s any new news.

“Tom Carroll is back in the mix, he started a game for the first time on Monday against Aston Villa. I’m not too sure if he’ll be ready to play in terms of minutes but he’s close to being ready.”

It’s perhaps fair to say that when it comes to Jefferson Montero, many Swans fans have been left pondering on what might have been.

The winger undoubtedly has ability, but despite several false dawns, he’s never really got to grips with the demands of English football.

We saw flashes of his brilliance last season before he was eventually loaned out to West Bromwich Albion, but he’s yet to really produce strong performances on a consistent basis.

Of course, injuries haven’t helped his cause, but football is an unforgiving place and, barring a significant change of heart, one suspects that he will be moving on for good when his contract runs out next summer.

His season-long loan move to Birmingham City is arguably a chance to show he can still do it in the Championship. Indeed, his 10-minute cameo from the bench in the win over Barnsley seemed to impress plenty of Blues fans.

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