Swansea profiles

  • Last Updated: February 20 2013, 10:26 GMT

Profiles of the Swansea squad ahead of their Capital One Cup Final clash with Bradford.

Routledge: In fine form
Routledge: In fine form

GOALKEEPERS

MICHEL VORM (20/10/83)

The Dutch goalkeeper has made a big impact in the Premier League since joining the Swans in 2011. An excellent shot-stopper with excellent agility, as well as being comfortable with the ball at his feet.

GERHARD TREMMEL (16/11/78)

The German made just a handful of appearances under Brendan Rodgers, but filled in ably when Vorm was troubled by a groin injury. Set to start at Wembley having played in every round of the cup run, including keeping two clean sheets against European champions Chelsea.

DAVID CORNELL (28/03/91)

The Wales Under-21 cap has made just one first-team appearance for the Swans, a League Cup game against Scunthorpe back in 2009, and spent last season on loan at Hereford.

DEFENDERS

KYLE BARTLEY (22/05/91)

Joined from Arsenal for £1million in the summer. Missed three months with a thigh injury, but has impressed in the few appearances he has made since returning with his strength and composure on the ball.

CHICO FLORES (06/03/87)

One of Michael Laudrup's key summer signings, the Spaniard has formed a superb centre-half partnership with Williams after an erratic start to the season. Looks set to be cruelly denied a Wembley outing by an ankle ligament injury.

ASHLEY WILLIAMS (23/08/84)

Williams' form since becoming a Premier League player has been exceptional. Reads the game well, leads by example and helps Swansea build their familiar passing style from the back. One of the top-flight's form centre-halves.

GARRY MONK (06/03/79)

The veteran defender has been frustrated by a lack of opportunities, but is a reliable squad player and his position as club captain reflects his stature in the dressing room.

ALAN TATE (02/09/82)

Another club stalwart, Tate has found himself out of favour under Laudrup and has already had two short spells on loan at Leeds this season. Unlikely to be involved at Wembley.

DWIGHT TIENDALLI (21/10/85)

Signed as a free agent after Neil Taylor suffered a broken leg, Tiendalli has proved to be another shrewd capture by Laudrup. Relishes the chance to get forward and is solid in his defensive work.

ANGEL RANGEL (28/11/82)

Arrived at the Liberty Stadium in 2007 with Swansea in League One. Has been a first-team regular ever since and has enjoyed an excellent second season in the top flight. Made headlines in January after he and his wife helped feed Swansea's homeless.

BEN DAVIES (24/04/93)

The 19-year-old was thrust into the first team after Neil Taylor's injury, and has stepped in with remarkable maturity. Has been rock solid defensively and a consistent performer.

MIDFIELDERS

LEON BRITTON (16/09/82)

One of a small band of players to feature for the Swans in all four divisions, along with Monk and Tate. The former West Ham academy graduate dictates Swansea's play and his composure in possession remains at the heart of the club's philosophy.

PABLO HERNANDEZ (11/04/85)

The club-record signing took time to settle following his arrival from Valencia, but has slowly become an important figure. Has scored crucial goals and added an edge to Swansea's attack.

NATHAN DYER (29/11/87)

Dyer was a favourite of former boss Brendan Rodgers but has been relegated to a bench role for much of this season. His pace makes him a threat and can cause chaos when brought on during the latter stages of games.

ROLAND LAMAH (31/12/87)

The Belgian arrived on loan from Osasuna during the January transfer window and has not had enough time to make an impact.

WAYNE ROUTLEDGE (07/01/85)

Is in arguably the best form of his career. It took him over 100 appearances to grab his first Premier League goal, but he has five so far this season. After a nomadic career he appears settled at Swansea and has revelled in the freedom afforded him by Michael Laudrup.

JONATHAN DE GUZMAN (13/09/87)

One of the criticisms of Swansea last season was they did not have the cutting edge to make the most of the vast swathes of possession they enjoyed. De Guzman has made a difference with his guile and impressive range of passing, is a threat from dead-ball situations.

KI SUNG-YUENG (24/01/89)

The Korean has been a steady addition to Laudrup's squad. Dovetailing with Britton and De Guzman in midfield. Calm in possession but not afraid to get involved in the physical side of the game.

KEMY AGUSTIEN (20/08/86)

Agustien has been bedevilled by injuries over the past two seasons, but the Dutchman adds a more robust element to the Swansea midfield while complementing their passing style.

MARK GOWER (05/11/78)

Has become the forgotten man at the Liberty Stadium. The midfielder made 22 appearances last term, but has only featured on only three occasions this season.

STRIKERS

MICHU (21/03/86)

The bargain signing of the season. Michu was snapped up by Michael Laudrup for a little more than £2million and the flow of goals has barely stopped. The Spaniard has already scored 18 times and has been promoted from his usual midfielder role to play up front.

ITAY SHECHTER (22/02/87)

The Israeli has made minimal impact since arriving from Kaiserslautern. Has shown some nice touches but has yet to find the net for the Swans.

LUKE MOORE (13/02/86)

Shows the odd glimpse of the talent that made him so highly-rated as a youngster, but is frustratingly inconsistent and has fallen behind Shechter in the pecking order.


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