Anthony Wright | We must be ready to go again

27th February
Anthony Wright Cardiff Met

Coach Anthony Wright insists Swansea City Under-21s must quickly dust themselves down and go again following their Premier League Cup exit at Sheffield United.

The Blades ran out 5–1 winners in the last-16 tie. Mason Holgate headed the hosts ahead in the ninth minute at Bramall Lane, with William Osula adding a second with another powerful header before half-time.

Jay Tinsdale netted the third goal of the evening in the second period after capitalising on a loose pass to send his low shot beyond the keeper, before Oliver Arblaster got on the scoresheet on the the hour mark with a close-range finish.

Cameron Congreve pulled a goal back when he converted from the spot with 10 minutes to go after Sammy Henia-Kamau was fouled inside the six-yard box, but the Blades went straight up the other end to round off the scoring as Osula completed his brace.

"We're very disappointed. I think the manner of the goals we have given away are not acceptable," said Wright.

"They are errors, and as I've always said at this level players will make errors that will cost you, and this game was certainly one of those moments.

"I think the boys have done brilliantly to get to this stage, there was strong competition in the group but we've fallen a little bit short.

"There were some real good moments at times, but you cannot give goals away like we have at any level of football.

"It's a big learning curve for the players. I would have liked us to have been more forward thinking, and to be braver with the ball at times.

"It's a real difficult one for the boys, but we must dust ourselves down and be ready to go again as we face another tough team in Millwall on Friday."