Anthony Wright | Our control and patience paid off

20th April
Anthony Wright Swans U21s Crewe

Coach Anthony Wright praised the control shown by his side after Swansea City Under-21s secured a 3-1 win over Bristol City at the Stadium.

The young Swans extended their impressive winning record at the stadium, and made it four Professional Development League victories in a row.

The development side have now won all nine games they have played at the home of the Swans since the start of last season, and they took control here when Kyrell Wilson opened the scoring just after the 10-minute mark.

The Robins equalised through Ollie Thomas after the break, but a second goal from Wilson and a Charlie Veevers strike saw the Swans take all three points.

"I'm pleased with the result, and we had a lot of control and patience throughout the game. We did feel as a group that we had the edge in intensity," said Wright.

"There were so many positives to take, we created a lot of chances, which we didn't actually take.

"Overall, I'm pleased for the boys and they deserved that result. We are highly self-critical as a group, because we have high standards, and there are things we can improve.

"But there was a lot to be happy with."

Wright also praised the impact from his substitutes, with Veevers netting a goal within 10 minutes of his introduction, while there was a maiden under-21 appearance for 16-year-old Caio Ifans, who had played 120 minutes for the under-18s just three days earlier.

"When you make changes, you want them to have an impact. Charlie certainly did that when he came on, and so did Caio," added Wright.

"Caio is still 16, and he had 30 minutes and he came on when the game was at 1-1. He was excellent in his performance."