It's all change as Reds take on Swans

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Crawley boss Richie Barker and Swansea counterpart Michael Laudrup have both shaken up their teams for tonight's Capital One Cup clash at Broadfield Stadium.

Crawley make six changes to the side which lost 5-2 at home to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday while the Swansea side only includes four players who started the 3-0 defeat to Everton at the weekend.

Key defender Kyle McFadzean is left out of the Crawley squad altogether while skipper and top scorer Gary Alexander is only on the bench.

Nathan Byrne comes straight into the starting line-up after signing on loan from Tottenham Hotspur yesterday while Claude Davis makes his first appearance since suffering a thigh injury.

Joe Walsh also comes into the defence for only his second start of the season against his former club with David Hunt and Mark Connolly paying the price for costly errors against Tranmere by dropping to the bench.

The only change is midfield is the inclusion of Dannie Bulman in place of Mike Jones but the attack is completely different with Jonathan Forte and Billy Clarke replacing Alexander and Nicky Ajose.

Swansea include Michu, Wayne Routledge, Ki Sung-Yueng, and Ben Davies who all featured against Everton but otherwise it is an experimental side.

Laudrup hands a debut to Dutch right-back Dwight Tiendalli while skipper Gary Monk makes his first appearance after recovering from injury.

Crawley (4-4-2): P Jones; Byrne, Davis, Sadler, Walsh; Adams, Akpan, Simpson, Bulman; Forte, Clarke. Subs: Kuipers, Davies, Connolly, Torres, Alexander, Hunt, Ajose.

Swansea (4-2-3-1): Tremmel; Tiendalli, Ki, Monk, Davies; Britton, Gower; Richards, Michu, Routledge; Moore. Subs: Tate, Graham, Cornell, Situ, Lucas, Alfei, Donelly.

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