Date: 18th January 2016 at 11:10am
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Swansea City will welcome Watford to the Liberty Stadium on Monday night looking to climb out the relegation zone they slipped into over the weekend. 

Newcastle’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday sees the Swans sit two points from safety, meaning only a win will be enough to lift them out of the bottom-three.

The South Wales outfit’s dismal season continued on Wednesday, when fellow strugglers Sunderland left with a 4-2 victory – largely thanks a Jermain Defoe hat-trick.

However, there’s been a twist at the club since that defeat, with Italian Francesco Guidolin set to be confirmed as the new Head Coach, alongside Alan Curtis, until the end of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the wheels have come off slightly for the Hornets, who have slipped from seventh to 12th in recent weeks.

After having won four of their previous five and drawing at Chelsea, the 2-0 loss at Southampton in midweek was their third defeat in-a-row.

However, two of those came late against title contenders Tottenham and Manchester City.

The newly-promoted side have faced the Swans just once since 2011, with Watford winning 1-0 at Vicarage Road back in September thanks to Odion Ighalo’s second-half strike.

Team News:

Right-back Kyle Naughton is available for Swansea after his red card against Sunderland was overturned by the FA.

Meanwhile, Watford defenders Tommie Hoban and Joel Ekstrand are still sidelined, but Nathan Ake returns after serving a three-match ban.

League Positions: Swansea City – 18th (19 pts); Watford – 12th (29 pts)
Previous Meeting: Watford 1-0 Swansea City, September 12, 2015
League Form: Swansea City – DLWDLL; Watford – WWDLLL
Key Players: Swansea City – Gylfi Sigurdsson; Watford – Odion Ighalo
Shoot Says: Swansea City 1-2 Watford

 
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