Anthony Wright | We let ourselves down

20th February
Anthony Wright Cardiff Met

Coach Anthony Wright felt Swansea City Under-21s had let themselves after suffering a heavy 7-3 defeat at Ipswich Town.

It was the Swans' second consecutive away defeat after being narrowly beaten by Charlton Athletic on the road in January.

The Tractor Boys were 2-0 up inside the first 10 minutes with goals from Nico Valentine and Matty Roberts, with Maliq Cadogan halving the deficit not long after.

Ipswich extended their lead thanks to a Gerrard Buabo strike, but the Swans soon fought back again as Ben Lloyd slotted home before the break.

Cameron Congreve was on target after the restart to make it 3-3.

However, the Tractor Boys went on to score four more goals through Leon Ayinde (2), Buabo and Chuks Uzor to claim the three points at their training base.

And Wright urged the young Swans to quickly refocus with their Premier League Cup last-16 clash against Sheffield United coming up next week.

"As a group of players and staff we have let ourselves down and the club, our performance was way below par and we are all disappointed with this," said Wright.

"We didn’t give ourselves a platform in the game, we didn’t have aggression or intensity off the ball and that is a must when playing for this club.

"On the ball, we were far too slow and isolated each other all over the pitch. There was nobody wanting to take responsibility, which again we can’t accept. 

"We are extremely disappointed with the outcome, and we must refocus ready to go again next week against Sheffield United."