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Championship: Swansea City v Scunthorpe United

Npower Championship
Venue: Liberty Stadium Date: Saturday, 18 September Kick-off: 3pm

Swansea City, Brendan Rodgers, Scunthorpe United, Championship

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to give Frank Nouble his debut against Scunthorpe

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers should hand a debut to Frank Nouble after the striker arrived on loan from West Ham United.

Rodgers said about Nouble: “He’ll be a terrific addition for us. I know him very well.

Watch an extended interview with Brendan Rodgers at ITV.com/Wales

“I said when I came here that we have great possession of the balll and I felt we wanted to improve our penetration in the team.”

Craig Beattie (calf) and Gorka Pintado (shoulder) will not play any part in the matchday squad.

Watch an  extended interview with Darren Pratley at ITV.com/Wales

Darren Pratley, Scunthorpe, Swansea, Championship, Liberty StadiumSwansea midfielder Darren Pratley believes that Scunthorpe, who beat Sheffield United 4-0 in midweek, will provide stiff competition.

He said: “Scunthorpe will be a tough game especially with the manager (Nigel Adkins) moving (to Southampton).

“It’s always a battle against Scunthorpe and we’ll have to make sure we play the way we did the other night (against Coventry City).”

Scunthorpe are hoping defender Rob Jones (knee) will be fit after he missed the midweek victory at Sheffield United.

Winger Garry Thompson (groin) remains sidelined and on-loan left-back Jim McNulty (ankle) is also thought to miss out.

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