Anthony Wright | We will learn from mistakes

11th April
Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright admits Swansea City Under-21s paid the price for costly mistakes as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to league leaders Millwall in their Professional Development League meeting on Tuesday afternoon. 

Tyler Burey had given the hosts the lead from a free-kick, before Seb Drozd drilled home their second before the break.

The visitors reduced the two-goal deficit when Ben Blythe scored with 10 minutes to go, but the Lions responded minutes later through Tomas Leahy to extend their unbeaten run on home turf to 12 games.

Half a dozen Swans players either had shots blocked or agonisingly go wide with Azeem Abdulai, Cameron Congreve and Ben Lloyd edging closest.

"On a difficult pitch, and on a difficult day we stuck to our principles. However, the mistakes did cost us," said Wright.

"The second goal is something we need to do better with, because we got caught exactly where they want us to be. Then on the transition, we didn't close the space quick enough.

"Then the third goal was a mistake towards the end, and it was a bit of a blow as we were the team who needed the next goal.

"Unfortunately, what's hurt us is those couple of mistakes, we didn't do well enough in our box based off of those.

"I thought we dominated in many periods of the game, but we didn't do well enough to finish off our chances in their box."