Swansea v Barnsley: Championship play-off semi-finals, game two – live!

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Tonight's match officials

Referee: John Brooks

Referee's assistants: Nick Greenhalgh and Matthew Jones

Fourth Officer: Matthew Donohue

A bit of a bossy reminder: There's no VAR in this game and away goals don't count as "extras".

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John Brooks is responsible for maintaining discipline in tonight's second leg. Photo: Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth / AFC Bournemouth / Getty Images

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Valerian Ismael speaks: “We have to start the game on Saturday, as we did in the second half at Oakwell,” said the Barnsley manager, who was mentioned at Crystal Palace as a potential replacement for Roy Hodgson.

“This control, that intensity, that's what we need from the first whistle. Swansea didn't play their best game, but they were focused and disciplined and did the simple things right. I think we're well prepared, we know what we have to do, and these playoffs – anything can happen. They are very strong, very determined. ”

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Barnsley manager Valerian Ismael vacant manager's position at the Crystal Palace. Photo: John Walton / PA

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Steve Cooper speaks: “When the final whistle blew on Monday, the first thing was knowing we now have the opportunity to do the same in our own stadium, in front of our own fans,” said the Swans manager. “Something to look forward to, we missed our fans in the stadiums, especially our fans. It's been too late for some backers to come back, this is an important game and something to look forward to and appreciate.

“We have to be motivated and ready to play in front of them, it has never been the same without them. The atmosphere on Monday made everyone understand that this is how things should be and it will be even better and more appreciated when we get the crowds back.

“But we have to focus on giving the fans something to cheer up and get behind. We will also be thinking about those who cannot get in, because under normal circumstances there would be no empty seats on the floor.

“As players, coaches and staff we must represent this community and show our unity and what Swansea City is all about. If we do, it should deliver positive performance and results, but only we can do that. It is within our control to do this. ”

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Swansea manager Steve Cooper was impressed by the presence of the fans at Liberty Stadium tonight. Photo: James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images


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Early team news: After Monday's first game, neither side is worried about any new injuries, and it wouldn't be much of a surprise to see both managers playing with unchanged teams. Barnsley winger Carlton Morris could start as a substitute for Dominik Frieser after he had a good first game on the bench.

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Carlton Morris can start for Barnsley tonight after he's off the bench. First leg of Monday. Photograph: Malcolm Bryce / ProSports / REX / Shutterstock

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Championship play-off semi-finals: Swansea v Barnsley (ng: 1-0)

A Wembley match against Brentford, where the richest prize in football is at stake, awaits those who can barely make it out of the Championship playoff semi-finals. more blade.

Swansea City lead by the thinnest margins, beating Barnsley by the only goal of the first leg. Oakwell is where a lecture from Andre Ayew separates the parties. The start at Liberty Stadium is 6.30 pm, but in the meantime stay tuned for team news and recovery.

Updated 1621701335000 5.00 pm BST

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