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Having recently won his first league as Swansea City Manager, Russell Martin will lead his team into a home game with the third division team Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday in the second round of this year’s EFL Cup.
The Swans appear to have developed quickly while their guests so far this season have been in the league one surprise package and will arrive in hopes of causing some excitement.
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Steve CooperSwansea City’s tenure as coach of Swansea City ended in the summer after leading them to the championship playoff final last season and the Swans hierarchy decided to appoint former MK Dons manager Russell Martin for the new campaign .
The former Norwich City captain got off to a slow start when the Swans were defeated 2-1 in the opening game against Blackburn Rovers, but they rebounded with a 3-0 blow from Reading in the first round of the EFL Cup.
defender Joel Latibeaudiere Get the Welsh team and your fellow defender in the lead within the first 20 minutes Ben Cabango doubled the lead on the hour before the new entry Joel Pirö took the game out of sight with a third goal late.
Martin’s men then earned a commendable point with a goalless draw with relegated Sheffield United but suffered a 3-1 loss to Stoke City in the following game as they left three goals behind before Piroe scored just one consolation goal the 73rd minute.
The fourth time when asked, the Swans recorded their first league win under Martin the last time when Piroe continued his scoring streak with the only goal in the 1-0 away win over Bristol City on Friday night, which means they’ll go into Tuesday’s clash some newfound confidence.
They face a side from Plymouth Argyle who have had a commendable start to the League One season and will try to beat over their weight as they set off to face championship opponents.
Despite starting the new League One season as one of the troubled teams, Plymouth have made a relatively strong start despite losing out on day one.
Goals in the first half of Freddie Ladapo and Ben Wiles fired a long-awaited Rotherham United side to a 2-0 win, however Ryan LoweThe men recovered in style, beating the championship outfit Peterborough United 4-0 thanks to a Ryan Hardie Bracket and gates of Luke Jephcott and Panutche Camara.
They then built on that on their return to the league when Luke Jephcott scored a late winner to fire the Pilgrims to a 1-0 home win over Gillingham before going 1-1 with Cambridge United in the following game .
Lowe’s men returned to winning ways last time they beat Shrewsbury Town 3-0 away thanks to another Hardie brace and Jephcott’s fourth goal of the season.
With this confident start, the Pilgrims will be looking to take a championship scalp to build some more momentum as they look to establish themselves in the top half of the League One table.
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Swansea striker Joel Piroe has already scored three goals for the club since arriving this summer and he will look to continue his form on Tuesday.
In the meantime, Martin could give young attackers a start Morgan Whittakerwho has found it difficult to get into the starting XI so far this season.
Yan Dhanda is another exciting prospect yet to earn the new manager’s favor and he could come as captain Matt Grimes a break after an impressive start to the campaign.
Center-back Ben Cabango and midfielder Flynn Downes Both are unavailable after positive COVID-19 tests return, despite experienced defenders Kyle Naughton and Ryan Bennett will return from isolation to the workload of the likes of Joel Latibeaudiere and Ryan Manning after a hard start.
Despite ongoing ties to an uptrend, Plymouth star striker Luke Jephcott is staying at the club and he will be key if they are looking to challenge Swansea.
He is supported on a menacing front line by Ryan Hardie, who has already met two doubles this season.
Macaulay Gillesphey has impressed Roar since arriving from Brisbane this summer and should be back in a back three on the side Dan Scarr and Brendan Galloway.
Swansea City possible starting line-up:
Benda; Naughton, Bennett, Cooper; Laird, Dhanda, Fulton, Bidwell; Whittaker, Piroe, Cullen
Plymouth Argyle possible starting line-up:
Cooper; Gillesphey, Scarr, Galloway; Edwards, Camara, Houghton, Besen, Grant; Jephcott, Hardie
Probability: Swansea City 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
While Plymouth is sure to pose a threat in the future, despite a rotating roster, Swansea should have enough to place in the third round.
The team seem to be evolving with Martin’s system and we expect them to dominate the League One side on Tuesday and eventually come out with a win.
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