Following the swans dominant performance against Cardiff next up at the newly named stadium are West Bromwich Albion in the EFL Championship. It’s a night game which means it will be dark, and there will be floodlights and chips no doubt as well.
Match Officials, There will be a referee, and two other chaps there with flags, another chap will be there but not on the pitch, well, sort of not on it but he will be.
Referee SIMON HOOPER Flag blokes Daniel Robathan and Derek Eaton Bloke everyone shouts at called the Fourth Official : Lee Swabey,
Hoppy hasn’t reffed a swans game this season, he will be easily spotted as he has a John Hartson haircut.
Swans record against WBA Games won: 18 Games drawn: 10 Games lost: 17
Swansea City 0 WBA 0 The last time the sides met was on the 7th March 2020. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. It was Swansea who threatened first as defender Joe Rodon saw a header blocked after rising high to meet a Conor Gallagher free-kick, while Andre Ayew could not divert Rhian Brewster's drive goal-wards. Albion were probing at the other end, but the team who began the day as the division's leading scorers struggled to open Swansea up.
Freddie Woodman was forced into action just once before the break, the on-loan Newcastle goalkeeper diving to his left to save Callum Robinson's shot after Swansea had given the ball away on the edge of their own box. The breakthrough might have come seconds after the restart as Matt Grimes' drive was parried by Albion keeper Sam Johnstone and Jay Fulton sliced the rebound over the bar.
A low Grimes free-kick saw Fulton send another effort over the top before Romaine Sawyers' deflected long-ranger whistled over Woodman's goal. Ayew then saw an overhead kick drift too high before Albion skipper Jake Livermore shot wastefully off target in the dying minutes.
Personally, surrounded by kids and noise, with the TV noisier. 😂 Option 2 to join the few swans fans I know in a very decent hostelry ( they do a great natural orange juice) here is still open if the Mrs gets back in time.
The Cardiff story started a generation ahead of the swans. However come the late 1990’s the tables turned somewhat and honours got very even. It really doesn’t matter regards your thoughts on this part of the derby rivalry, it happened, and it’s a part of the history of this fixture. The valleys were predominantly a Cardiff hot bed in the late 70’s, then with the success of the swans in 1980 onwards it became a split between the cultures of the day, skinheads and punks mainly. It made gigs that much more interesting.
Swansea v Cardiff : A history of real hate !12th Oct 2021 11:00 It’s fierce, it’s passionate, it’s heated and it comes with a history unrivalled by many other derby games in English football. The South Wales derby is still to see a winning double by either side in any one league season dating back to the first fixture in 1929. The game on Sunday once again see’s an opportunity for at least one of the clubs to give some hope that ‘this season’ will see that change. And the fans are the key to this huge game.0
Three Swansea City match winners in a race against time13th Oct 2021 07:58 Olivier Ntcham, Michael Obafemi and Liam Walsh are all involved in a concerted effort to be fit for the South Wales derby against Cardiff City on Sunday. All three are battling to be involved in the biggest home game of the season at the Swansea.Com stadium.0
Russell Martin gives Swansea City fans a huge boost for the derby game14th Oct 2021 12:43 Russell Martin faces what will be the biggest game of his short managerial career when the swans face up to Cardiff City at the Swansea.Com stadium on Sunday ( midday KO ) The away side still believe they hold all the aces, and many of their fans are predicting a heavy defeat for Swansea City. As of this morning Cardiff still had just under 200 tickets available for the game.0
Swansea City v Cardiff City : The Big Match Teams for today 17th Oct 2021 11:04 As predicted both sides have gone with their strongest options for today’s south Wales derby. There’s no real surprises with on form strikers Joel Piroe and Kieffer Moore as the main dangermen in either attack. Michael Obafemi failed a fitness test this morning.0
11th Oct 2021 Kick off 19:45 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn Colours : Wales in Red Referee : Sandro Scharer (Switzerland) VAR : Fedayi San (Switzerland)
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Estonia politics The above pictured politician is Martin Helme who has extreme right wing views. He was minister of finance until January this year. However, Estonia is one of the more tolerant Eastern European nations when it comes to people of colour. The countries track record in football although not unblemished should not raise any concerns.
Wales : Attack Attack Attack Attack Attack ! 11th Oct 2021 14:28 Wales see this evenings World Cup Qualifier in Tallinn as the best opportunity they have so far to get three points and pile even more pressure on the Czech Republic. This after an excellent 2-2 draw in Prague on Friday night. It should have been more.0
Wales do just enough in Estonia to win 1-011th Oct 2021 22:29 Wales continued to press for second place in Estonia despite a tepid and mundane performance after going ahead in Tallinn. With the promise of attacking football and a positive mindset to secure the points, what we saw, and what we heard pre match were two very different things. But enough was done on the night, and the result means two huge games for Wales next month.0
Playing Connor Roberts comes with a gravelly voiced warning 6th Oct 2021 11:14 Sean Dyche remains concerned his new wing back Connor Roberts will be overused by the far less experienced Robert Page over the two Wales internationals in Prague and Tallinn in the coming week. So much so he has reiterated the advice Burnley as a club have given the FAW to the press in the run up to the Czech Republic game.0
The issue now is if Wales ‘don't’ walk off the pitch ...8th Oct 2021 09:00 Swansea City led the way last season with a social media lockdown in response to numerous players at the club being abused and victimised by cowardly posts on all mediums of the Internet. The story went worldwide, bar of course certain media who chose not to report it, and now Robert Page is stating his Wales side will walk off the pitch if the same treatment occurs tonight in Prague.1
Wales turn on the style in Prague : Czech Rep 2 Wales 29th Oct 2021 09:00 It was ex Swansea City player Dan James who gave Wales the victory in the home game back in March, and it was Dan James who scored another belter of a goal in Prague to put Wales in the box seats for second place in this World Cup qualifier.0
Prutton’s pear shaped predictions Derby are back into plus points! It is such a credit to Wayne Rooney and his players that they are remaining positive and still picking up results. Swansea were well beaten by Fulham in midweek. They remain a little bit inconsistent in the early stages of Russell Martin’s tenure as he tries to rebuild the side, and I think they could come unstuck again here.
Derby County Championship form: DLDWLW Swansea City Championship form: LDDDWL
Derby County: Ryan Allsop, Nathan Byrne, Craig Forsyth, Graeme Shinnie, Max Bird, Tom Lawrence (captain), Ravel Morrison, Richard Stearman, Curtis Davies, Jack Stratton, Jason Knight.
Substitutes: Kelle Roos, Kamil Jozwiak, Louie Sibley, Lee Buchanan, Louie Watson, Dylan Williams, Festy Ebosele.
Swansea City: Ben Hamer; Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton, Ryan Manning; Joel Latibeaudiere, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Korey Smith, Jamie Paterson; Joel Piroe.
Substitutes: Steven Benda, Jay Fulton, Morgan Whittaker, Liam Cullen, Ethan Laird, Liam Walsh, Rhys Williams.
Russell Martin emphasis on Swansea City’s future is positive and exciting 3rd Oct 2021 12:35 Another positive display, albeit without goals ended our last match day for the next two weeks, it’s now a welcome break for the coaching team at Swansea City. Since their arrival there has been drastic and much needed change at the club. Swansea City had began a slow decline in squad direction, which thankfully through a dedicated and professional approach Russell Martin & co have at least stopped for now.0
The reason this is a thing Swansea City head to south London on Wednesday undefeated in the last four games with three draws and a win. Fulham are going through a slight blip bit are favourites to take all the points in this game. Manager Marco Silva isn’t under any pressure as yet but if the swans do pull off a result as Reading did earlier in the month, then he may well start to feel some pressure.
Fulham facts and stuff Fulham used to be in Kent before it was moved to ‘Sarf Landan’ It’s a friendly place, full of people who want to run antique shops and deli’s that open for an hour on a Sunday morning. Bananarama live inside Craven Cottage and have done so since the cruel summer of 1983. An example of how posh the area is - The Hurlingham, which famous for polo, golf and croquet with its Georgian clubhouse nestled amongst stunning 42 acre grounds is in Fulham. It has a fifteen year waiting list. This of course is a long time to wait for anything. Especially for a snobby English game called croquet, by the time you get a game bats will have changed design dramatically. And probably be made out of cheese. Fulham is an area belonging to an Anglo-Saxon area called Fulla, but rather than the usual 'ham' meaning homestead, this one was originally 'hamm', signifying a bend in the river. Nothing like a bend in your river. Clearly this is wrong as it’s now historically accepted that Fulham changed its name in 1954 after the great riots of greatness. The riots were remembered as being so great they were copied in 1982 in Brixton which at the time was in Bedford.
Pruton’s pear shaped prediction “Fulham have just slipped a little in recent games in terms of results, and have at times looked a little less than the sum of their parts. It just proves how tough this league is, considering there was early talk of how they may well have run away with it. “Swansea got back to winning ways on Saturday with a narrow victory over Huddersfield. It will have done Russell Martin the world of good in what is surely a season of consolidation for them, but I think Fulham will have too much at Craven Cottage.”
Fulham v Swansea City : We have no fear : Russell Martin 28th Sep 2021 15:51 The big midweek test for Swansea City comes in the shape of automatic promotion favourites Fulham. With plenty of their Premier League big hitters still available it’s going to be an extremely difficult test for the swans, and for Russell Martin’s style of play.0
Flynn gets down with the press
Swansea City fall well short in south London 30th Sep 2021 08:44 It was another game where it became blatantly obvious that the players at Russell Martin’s disposal couldn’t carry out his match day tactics. The defence especially lost the game for the swans in Fulham last night, a fluid ball playing back three which sadly stopped playing the ball and became spectators in the first forty five minutes.0
It’s a home game at the newly named stadium and the swans have to look to gaining all three points for sure.
Swansea City v Huddersfield Town (15:00) GAVIN WARD Nik Barnard and Mark Pottage Fourth Official : Lee Swabey
Gavin Ward agreeing to assisting the swans get three points on Saturday
Huddersfield facts, stats, cats, mats and horses In an era of progression, technology and intelligencia we concentrate on the Yorkshire folk of football. When the first car was seen in Huddersfield they hung it like a monkey left hanging from a north eastern tree. The result was complete horror, for a bit,then the exhaust was removed and they had a big feast. Later the car was moved to a local museum yet to be built. Many people converse with very little words in Huddersfield, basically just nodding at each other saying “I know, I know” Simply explained they know everything. It’s a revelation indeed.
Proof if it were ever needed
Huddersfield has the third highest of number of listed buildings in the country. The population of Huddersfield borough is approximately 270,000 making it the largest town in England. The list was drawn up by Joseph Lister an infection control specialist and list professional. When this was revealed in 1978 the people of Huddersfield already knew this. Other notable things about Huddersfield is they had the worlds largest nodding dog, until all the locals kept nodding at it as it nodded back. Harold Wilson the pipe smoking nasal sounding tobacco head is from Huddersfield.
Harold Wilson father of Harry Wilson failed Cardiff City loanee
Football Swansea City’s record v Huddersfield Town Games won: 26 Games drawn: 16 Games lost: 16
Head into the game with a clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Swansea City Form Guide (all competitions): L-D-D-D-L
Pipa, Jordan Rhodes, Ryan Schofield and Aaron Rowe are all presently out through injuries and will sit out this weekend’s game.
Injured: Pipa, Jordan Rhodes, Ryan Schofield, Aaron Rowe
Huddersfield Town Form Guide (all competitions): L-W-L-W-L
It’s the weekend Russell Martin has to deliver 24th Sep 2021 17:54 I’m seeing the signs are you ? The extra shots, the braver football, the more dominance of the ball, and players not in the starting eleven being able to come in to the side and do the same, we saw that at Brighton. Yes, it’s all got clarity for me.0
Swansea City raring to go against Huddersfield Town 25th Sep 2021 09:22 It’s the home game Russell Martin has been waiting for since the goalless returns against Hull City and Millwall. Since then an admirable and spirited fight back against Luton Town, and a back slapping performance with nine team changes against Brighton has been the return. However, today swans fans will want to see goals and points.0
Swansea City: Ben Hamer; Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton, Ryan Manning; Ethan Laird, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (captain), Jake Bidwell; Olivier Ntcham, Jamie Paterson; Joel Piroe.
Substitutes: Steven Benda, Jay Fulton, Korey Smith, Brandon Cooper, Liam Cullen, Joel Latibeaudiere, Liam Walsh.
Huddersfield Town: Lee Nicholls, Harry Toffolo, Matty Pearson, Jonathan Hogg (captain), Lewis O'Brien, Sorba Thomas, Ollie Turton, Fraizer Campbell, Danel Sinani, Levi Colwill, Tom Lees.
Substitutes: Giosue Bellagambi, Alex Vallejo, Mipu Odubeko, Josh Koroma, Scott High, Duane Holmes, Naby Sarr.
Radio 5 LIVE & Radio Wales in certain areas will have coverage, as will Sky Sports TV LIVE but they are not covering this game. Sky Sports News have a programme covering the goals as they go in. Quest TV Highlights 10:30pm-12:00am.
Supporters latest : All match, season and away ticket holders aged 18 and over will need to be able to produce an NHS COVID pass or an NHS digital pass of a negative lateral flow test alongside photographic ID on request.
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Not Loyal’s Brighton review Russel Martin is from Brighton, personally I would have kept that one quiet. When Graham Potter was at Swansea he wasn’t there for very long due to the fact he wanted to go to the premier league. Problem was he couldn’t take Swansea back there so he jumped in someone else’s grave making it easier. Brighton is by the sea, so is Swansea, they have seagulls we have sea swans which live on the rocks in Gower. Sometimes when they are not there they don’t. Brighton is famous for ? Well, the most famous thing is in 1974 ABBA won the Euros there against Waterloo, they played in the old Brighton Dome winning without the need for extra time. Brighton has North Laines to visit, here you can buy all sorts of crap that because it’s here can be sold for loads of money. See, it’s trendy in Brighton, and the more money you mugs spend the trendier it becomes. The real losers in Brighton are Peter and the Test tube babies, what a fat bastard Peter is,the caravan dwelling moon pig. Why the hell they still bother I just don’t know. They may as well just sit on the beach naked. I mean being in a band for 43 years is hardly big or clever eh ?
Expect changes tonight for Swansea City in the league cup : Jurgen Locadia to return for Brighton 22nd Sep 2021 16:06 Once again Swansea City are the sole Wales representatives in a major cup competition and once again the expectation is that this will be their final game in this years league cup. Travelling to Brighton with some confidence gained from a fighting performance at Luton on Saturday, the swans will make several changes so players can be rested for Saturdays home game with Huddersfield Town.0
Brighton: Jayson Steele (capt), Tariq Lamptey, Ed Turns, Haydon Roberts, Dan Burn, Steven Alzate, Jakob Moder, Ennock Mwepu, Alexis Macallister, Aaron Connolly, Taylor Richards.
Subs: Marc Leonard, Pascal Gross, Jeremy Sarmiento, Jurgen Locadia, James Furlong, Oddell Offiah, Kjel Scherpen.
Swansea City: Steven Benda, Ben Cabango, Brandon Cooper, Rhys Williams, Joel Latibeaudiere, Jay Fulton (capt), Korey Smith, Liam Walsh, Jake Bidwell, Liam Cullen, Morgan Whittaker.
Subs: Lewis Webb, Tivonge Rushesa, Ethan Laird, Ryan Manning, Flynn Downes, Yan Dhanda, Joel Piroe.
Luton Town v Swansea City Kenilworth David Pleat Stadium Kick off 3pm
Match Officials Whose Tony is that jacket ? Tony Harrington ( whose coat ) will be the referee for Swansea City’s Championship clash against Luton Town on Saturday (3pm). The Cleveland official took charge of the Swans five times last season, he oversaw wins over Nottingham Forest and Rotherham, as well as the away leg against Barnsley in the play-offs, plus defeats against Huddersfield and Birmingham. Jacket will be assisted by Mark Scholes and Craig Taylor, while Darren Drysdale is the fourth official. Mark is related to Paul Scholes, possibly.
New Covid rules mean you can’t slowly drive your car near the ground or talk to a variety of ladies with money in your hand. Just in case, you understand. Wear a mask.
Never trust a hippy.
This is a huge opportunity for Luton boss Nathan Jones to sound absolutely ridiculous again and bemoan about referees, missed opportunity, and his stupid accent.
Nick Owen said he was a Luton fan, then he said this "However, I have a significant number of other commitments, with both my primary employer, the BBC, and other organisations. All of these demand long travel and unpredictable schedules and consequently I feel that I am unable to dedicate the time and effort that I feel the role now deserves."
Seriously though, this could easily be a defining game for Russell Martin, the swans have lost only once in the previous seven meetings. Luton draw a lot of games, expect a 1-1 draw. In the last meeting the swans lived life dangerously but won 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.
Russell Martin eyeing second away win of the season at Luton 17th Sep 2021 11:12 The away defeats at Blackburn and Preston have done nothing but inspire swans manager Russell Martin to take all three points at Kenilworth Road tomorrow. It’s refreshing to hear that every game is targeted for a win, but in reality this game does have a draw written all over it.0
Luton Town confident they can dispose of Swansea City this afternoon 18th Sep 2021 12:29 The Hatters take on the Swans at Kenilworth Road extremely confident their strength, pace and commitment will win them the game. After an exciting finish to their game at Ashton Gate in the week, drawing with Bristol City, a game manager Nathan Jones insists they should have won. The majority of Luton fans seriously believe the swans will get nothing today.0
Luton Town: Simon Sluga, James Bree, Kal Naismith (capt), Harry Cornick, Luke Berry, Elijah Adebayo, Tom Lockyer, Reece Burke, Pelly Mpanzu, Henri Lansbury, Gabriel Osho.
Subs: James Shea, Glen Rea, Danny Hylton, Carlos Mendes-Gomes, Jordan Clark, Dion Pereira, Cameron Jerome.
Swansea City: Ben Hamer, Ryan Bennett, Kyle Naughton, Rhys Williams, Ethan Laird, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (capt), Liam Walsh, Jamie Paterson, Ryan Manning, Michael Obafemi.
Subs: Steven Benda, Ben Cabango, Joel Latibeaudiere, Jay Fulton, Korey Smith, Olivier Ntcham, Joel Piroe.
Another Swansea City player racially abused : This time at Luton 18th Sep 2021 21:57 News reached us early this evening of yet another incident involving a Swansea City player being racially abused by an opposition fan. It’s not once or twice now these fools are being allowed to attend games and literally get away with vile and disgusting ( criminal ) comments towards players of colour. We have have decided to stick to both club statements on this matter, which we will do, and not report recent updates on this incident until Bedfordshire Police release more information,0
Swansea City show real class after an appalling start : Sunday supplement 19th Sep 2021 08:00 After twenty minutes of the game at Kenilworth Road the swans were on their knees, absolutely torn apart. They looked like schoolboys trying to play against men. The worst forty five minutes of football I have seen from Swansea City in many seasons, but then, whatever Russell Martin said at half time it all came good. The most incredible turn around from one half to another in recent memory.0
Swansea City v Millwall Wednesday September 15th 2021 The newly named stadium Kick off 7.45pm
You can watch via SKY Sports 🔴 Button.
Match Officials : JOHN BUSBY
Steven Meredith and Andrew Fox
Fourth Official : Dean Whitestone
Ooooh, look what I’ve got, referee John Busby doing show and tell at work
Millwall will come bowling in to Swansea with their sights firmly set on Rossi’s chip bar renowned internationally for its chips. In recent times their bowling in to towns has caused a few headaches, on Saturday for example they had a right old do with supporters of WBA. There was lots of dancing, the odd punch and a bloke at one point had a bit of a kip on the floor.
Millwall fans come bowling in to another town yet again. Utter mayhem
The game will be played at he newly named stadium also known as the ‘ Used to be called the Liberty stadium’ in Swansea. A chap called Martin’s Organ is currently in the building and it is expected this week he will have some lovely new signs put up if he gets a few hours off. Which is nice.
Rhys Williams :The ability of this player is far beyond the Championship 15th Sep 2021 12:49 Liverpool loanee Rhys Williams has already gained the respect of Swansea City manager Russell Martin and his new team mates at the swans. On top of that it’s clear the Harry Wilson mistake the Anfield club made last season by loaning him to Cardiff when better options were available has been learned.0
Ben Hamer wants to be Swansea City number one 15th Sep 2021 15:28 It did come as a bit of a surprise on Saturday when Ben Hamer was named in the starting eleven against Hull City. What was more of a surprise was that Steven Benda who had been given the jersey for the first five league games wasn’t given more opportunity to develop within the new Russell Martin ‘total football’ philosophy.0
Tonight’s game at the newly named stadium kicks off at 7.45pm. Tickets for the game are still available from the stadium or online. You can watch via SKY Sports 🔴 Button. Millwall are expected to bring a small away following of around 120.
Swansea City: Ben Hamer; Ryan Bennett, Kyle Naughton, Ben Cabango; Ethan Laird, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes (captain), Ryan Manning; Olivier Ntcham, Jamie Paterson; Joel Piroe.
Substitutes: Steven Benda, Jay Fulton, Michael Obafemi, Liam Cullen, Joel Latibeaudiere, Jake Bidwell, Liam Walsh.
Millwall: Bartosz Bialkowski, Murray Wallace, Jake Cooper (captain), Maikel Kieftenbeld, Jed Wallace, Scott Malone, George Saville, Dan Ballard, Billy Mitchell, Mason Bennett, Tom Bradshaw.
Substitutes: George Long, Alex Pearce, Ryan Leonard, Ben Thompson, Connor Mahoney, Matt Smith, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.
Half Time stats
That’s it folks
No goals for 180 minutes but the signs in the second half are clearly there15th Sep 2021 22:26 Russell Martin will have to navigate an away game at Luton and then a league cup away tie against Brighton before he again tries for his first home win at the swansea.com stadium. Not for another ten days when Huddersfield are the visitors will the ‘no home wins’ mantra be repeated. So be it.0
Swansea City v Hull City Saturday September 11th 2021 New named stadium Kick off 3pm
Match Officials: Keith from Stroud is the man in the middle on Saturday. He will be assisted by Robert Merchant and Sam Lewis, while Peter Wright will be the fourth official.
Keith from Stroud, more than a name, he’s a small town as well
Hull facts, you better believe it Hull City come to the newly named stadium with a manager called Grant McCann, he was the first ex footballer to walk from Portsmouth to Lowestoft in a bathing costume made from finger nails. The other incredible fact about him is his ability to leap sideways and then pivot like Darren Gough used to do on Masterchef when he won the dancing competition.
Hull is in Humberside and is a very famous small town of people made up of idiots. A local psychiatrist once described them all as suffering from ‘delusions of grandeur’ The most memorable thing that happened there is when Del Boy and Rodney went to Hull and back in the reality TV series only fools and horses. Most of that was filmed in Stenhiusemuir.
This is the Humble bridge, it’s very accommodating. It was stolen from Pembroke Dock
Some people have said this is a must win game for Swansea, but it isn’t at all. It’s a game that the winner wins, not mustly. The last result was a 4-4 draw in Hull when both teams scored four goals each to draw 4-4. The draw meant that both teams may as well just agreed to share a point each and save all the rushing about and shouting. The game was described as exciting and lovely by several football people who watched the 4-4 draw.
Swansea City v Hull City Games won: 31 Games drawn: 18 Games lost: 29
Swansea City have won more games than Hull who have drawn the same amount of games as Swansea. This is quite a statistic when you consider Hull have lost 31 games but only won 29 games. The 18 games that have been drawn meant nobody won the game and that’s still a record between the two teams today.
Swansea City still nursing injuries for Saturday at home to Hull 7th Sep 2021 10:47 Despite a satisfactory deadline day which saw three new faces come in to the first team squad, and the retention of Dan Williams, Morgan Whittaker and Matt Grimes swans manager Russell Martin still has to ‘manage‘ his teams resources after two weeks of rehabilitation.0
It seems the expectation is now that Wales have to win every game, but as we know this isn’t the case. A draw will suffice. 😉
World Cup qualifier. Home
Wednesday 8th September 2021 Kick off 7.45 pm LIVE on SKY Sports Football & S4C
After surviving a huge scare against Belarus at the weekend, Wales will be aiming to make it three wins in a row in World Cup qualifying when they host Estonia on Wednesday. Cymru are third in Group E, a point behind second-placed Czech Republic with a game in hand, while Estonia are bottom and without a point from their opening three matches.
Ex Swansea City player Joe Rodon has joined up with the Welsh squad and will play on Wednesday.
This is the first time Wales have played Estonia in a cup competition. The previous other two games were friendlies. Wales are undefeated against Estonia.
23 May 1994 Estonia v Wales. 1-2 International Friendly 29 May 2009 Wales v Estonia 1-0 International Friendly
Estonia Facts Estonia is famous for its dense woods, charming historic centre of Tallinn and delightfully unique history that spans millennia. In recent years, the Baltic nation has seen a boom in tourism and even implemented a Digital Nomad Visa for those looking to stick around long term. The thought of hundreds of uninhabited islands scattered across a glistening sea may not conjure up images of a Baltic nation. However, Estonia will surprise you. Estonia is home to a staggering amount of more than 2,300 islands. Many of which are completely untouched and unexplored and others loaded with ancient history and charm. The most famous of these Baltic islands are Hiiumaa, Kiknu and Saaremaa.
They also invented the Kit Kat, a four fingered treat often associated with the U.K. When Estonia invented the Kit Kat it was called a Spicy Sprats Snack – Vürtsikilu Suupiste. You can find sprats in most local food stores and supermarkets. They can be bought smoked, canned, or pickled in a spicy brine. All bring unique, fresh flavors to the table. Had this food been made of a wafer covered in chocolate, split in to four parts and packaged in a red and white wrapping it would have most certainly resembled the Kit Kat as we know it today.