Byron Anthony | Let’s attack the game

4th May 2021
Byron Anthony

Byron Anthony has encouraged Swansea City Under-18s to be positive when they face FA Youth Cup semi-finalists Ipswich Town on Wednesday.

The young Swans travel to the neutral venue of St George’s Park for what will be their final away game of the Professional Development League season.

Anthony is eyeing a response from his players, who have suffered back-to-back defeats following a four-game unbeaten run.

The under-18s were well-beaten at the weekend by in-form Sheffield Wednesday, who recorded their fourth consecutive victory following a 4-2 success at Landore.

Anthony was disappointed by the manner in which the goals were conceded, with three of them coming from set-pieces.

And the under-18s coach is hoping for an improvement from his players ahead of facing Ipswich, who are preparing for an FA Youth Cup semi-final showdown with Liverpool later in the month.

“It’s another trip on the road, which we’re used to now,” he said.

“Over the past few weeks, it has been game, recover, game, recover.

“We’ll be going there and looking to attack the game. 

“I’ve asked the players to watch Saturday’s game back and feedback what they could have done better. 

“Hopefully, they can rectify some of those things on Wednesday. 

“We’re playing at a great venue and a good Ipswich team, and we’ll be looking to win the game and play some good football."