Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion

Match Previews

Swansea can enjoy their final game of the season having secured their top flight status last week, as they prepare to host West Brom.

A win at Sunderland last Saturday, coupled with Hull’s defeat at Crystal Palace on the Sunday, made certain of a seventh consecutive season in the top flight. Despite being safe, Paul Clement wants to end the season on a high and insists there is still plenty to play for on the final day.

Record signing Borja Baston will miss today’s game due to a knee injury, with claims he might leave Wales in the summer after just one season, having scored just once in 20 appearances this term.

Clement though has been boosted by the news that Wayne Routledge and Angel Rangel are both pushing to return. The pair have been sidelined by hernia and foot injuries respectively.

Meanwhile, West Brom head to south Wales looking to end a woeful run of results, with no wins in their last eight matches. Tony Pulis’ men have collected just two points from a possible 24, but despite the poor form they could still finish eighth if they win this afternoon.

Veteran defender Gareth McAuley is a doubt for the Baggies final game, having missed the midweek defeat to Man City with a knee injury.

Matt Phillips is still missing with a hamstring problem that has kept him out of the last four games, while Hal Robson-Kanu is pushing to start after coming off the bench to score on Tuesday night.

West Brom have lost on their last two visits to the Liberty Stadium, without scoring a goal, but they did beat the Swans 3-1 at the Hawthorns back in December.


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