Baker-Richardson: Let’s aim big in Checkatrade

11th October 2017
Checkatrade Trophy

Courtney Baker-Richardson reckons Swansea City’s youngsters should aim high in this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.

The striker’s cross inside the final 10 minutes forced an own goal which saw the Swans' under-21s side seal a 2-1 win against Newport County at Rodney Parade on Tuesday.

The victory against the League Two side has ensured the young Swans will progress to round two of the Checkatrade Trophy with a game to spare in Group E South. 

“We are delighted,” said the 21-year-old, who joined the Swans in August. “It is something we have worked hard for.

“We are aiming big in this competition. Everyone in the side wants to go to Wembley. There is no point in just aiming for the next round.

“These competitions are going to test and push us, so we need to show what we are made of.

“I was happy to get another assist for the team. It was great to create the chance. As long as the ball goes in the back of the net I am happy.

“I just want to help the side any way I can. Any opportunity I am given I will take with both hands. I want to continue to show what I can do and I hope to continue doing it in the Checkatrade Trophy.”

Swansea City's Under-21s face their final Group E game in the Checkatrade Trophy against Forest Green Rovers at The New Lawn on Tuesday, October 31.

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