Anthony Wright | The players' performance deserved more

26th September 2023
Anthony Wright

Swansea City Under-21s' coach Anthony Wright praised the team's performance against a strong Queens Park Rangers side despite falling to a 3-1 defeat on their travels on Tuesday evening.

The hosts broke the deadlock through Kayden Harrack, who drilled home following a Rangers’ corner.

The home side made it two following the restart through Elijah Dixon-Bonner, but Filip Lissah fired home not long later to halve Swansea’s deficit. However, the Hoops hit back to restore their two-goal advantage, with Alfie Lloyd finishing off a fine solo run.

"I'm really disappointed for the players tonight. I thought the application and effort they put in was excellent. I think they have been outdone on the night with a little bit of know how from the opposition," said Wright.

"They dropped five players in today with a lot of first team experience, and in the end that was probably the difference between us winning and losing the game.

"For the players, there were a lot of elements in the game that we were really pleased with. A lot of the decision making of when to play through and around caused the opposition problems.

"There were periods in the game where they found it hard to deal with us, but unfortunately, during that time we did give a couple soft goals away.

"That's just a bit of inexperience within the group. But overall, we are pleased with the application today, they desired something out of the game."