Brentford v Swansea City

Published on: 07 December 2018

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Brentford hope that left-back Rico Henry is fit after being injured on his first start in 14 months in Monday's 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Henry went off in the 64th minute after suffering another knee injury, while forward Emiliano Marcondes (ankle) will also be assessed.

Swansea are without Wales winger Daniel James, who suffered a slight hamstring strain in the 2-1 defeat at Derby.

Tom Carroll is again ruled out for the visitors by a groin problem.

But Wilfried Bony returns to the squad after being rested at Derby, while Dutch winger Luciano Narsingh, still waiting for his first appearance of the season, is nearing full fitness following a hamstring injury in mid-October.

Swansea, 13th in the Championship, are four points and four places better off than Brentford, whose last-gasp equaliser at The Hawthorns prevented a seventh defeat in eight games.

Match facts

    Brentford have lost their last four matches against Swansea City in all competitions - all four by the same scoreline (2-0). Swansea have lost four of their last five Championship games - including each of their last three. Brentford have lost their last two home league games. They have not lost three in a row since November 2016. Swansea striker Oli McBurnie has found the net in just three of his last 14 Championship appearances. Neal Maupay has had a hand in 11 of Brentford's 19 home league goals this season (seven goals, four assists). Swansea and Brentford have not faced each other in the second tier since the 1953-54 season.