Match Preview | Swansea City vs. Cardiff City
Cardiff City travel to face Swansea City for the South Wales derby on Sunday afternoon (23/10), 12pm KO.
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OPPOSITION FOCUS | IN THE DUGOUT
Swansea City’s manager is former Scotland defender Russell Martin, who was appointed in August 2021, following the departure of Steve Cooper.
During his playing career, Martin made a century of league appearances for Wycombe Wanderers, as well as spending eight years at Norwich City, where he amassed 284 league outings.
Whilst at Carrow Road, the defender won League One in 2010, as well as earning promotion to the Premier League in both 2011 and 2015.
Since retiring from playing in November 2019, Martin managed Milton Keynes Dons for two years, prior to his move to the Swans.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | LAST THREE
Martin’s side head into this weekend’s derby on the back of recording six points in their last three fixtures.
The Swans overcame Sunderland with two first-half goals from Oli Cooper and Harry Darling, with winger Jack Clarke pulling a goal back for the Black Cats.
However, the following fixture saw Martin’s side fall to a heavy 4-0 loss at Burnley, with striker Joël Piroe picking up a straight red card, meaning he will miss Sunday’s South Wales derby.
In their most recent fixture in midweek, the Swans came from 2-0 behind to earn a victory over Reading, with Jay Fulton netting the winning goal.
CITY FLASHBACK | HAWORTH SEALS WIN AT THE VETCH
The Bluebirds headed to the Vetch to face the Swans in March 1997 in the 53rd edition of the South Wales derby.
City stepped up to put in a fine performance in a memorable away victory, with Simon Haworth netting the significant winner in the 18th minute.
The goal was a huge moment for the striker, netting in the South Wales derby for his hometown club.
City went on to record a seventh-place finish in the Third Division at the end of the campaign, earning a place in the play-offs.
Kenny Hibbitt’s side came up a strong Northampton Town side, who finished fourth in the table. Despite falling just short, with a 4-2 defeat on aggregate, the away win over the Swans was a huge highlight in the 1996/97 season.
Sunday's Match Officials
Sunday's game will be overseen by Darren Bond. He also refereed our victory against Birmingham City earlier this season, showing five yellow cards throughout the match.
Referee: Darren Bond
Assistant Referees: Shaun Hudson & Philip Dermott
Fourth Official: David Webb
CITY VS. SWANSEA | SO FAR THIS SEASON
Three of our teams have faced off against their Swansea City counterparts this season, with successful returns.
Firstly, the U18 side were victorious, with Kyle Kenniford and Cody Twose hitting the net in a 2-0 win on September 24th, 2022. The following day, our Women's side recorded a win with the same scoreline, with Phoebie Poole scoring a brace.
The most recent game took place on October 11th, with City's U23 side battling a classic against their rivals. Jack Leahy's late stunner earned the Bluebirds a 4-3 win, with James Crole (2) and Isaac Jefferies also scoring for Darren Purse's team.