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Swansea v West Brom preview

Swansea boss Garry Monk might change a winning league line-up for the visit of West Brom on Saturday.

New 8million defender Federico Fernandez made his debut in the much-changed Capital One Cup side against Rotherham in midweek and stands by to replace Jordi Amat for his Premier League bow as Swansea seek to build on opening wins over Manchester United and Burnley.

Swansea are still without knee victims Marvin Emnes and Leon Britton, the veteran midfielder having suffered a further fitness blow this week when told he would need a scan in three weeks' time before he could get the all-clear to play again.

Georgios Samaras must wait for his West Brom debut with the striker yet to regain match fitness.

The former Celtic forward will not play in the Baggies' Barclays Premier League outing with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and will instead go away with Greece over the international break, where Hawthorns head coach Alan Irvine hopes he will get some game time with his country.

Fellow new signings Silvestre Varela and Joleon Lescott are also unavailable as they strive for fitness, while Sebastien Pocognoli is a doubt with hip and groin problems.