Cabango: Confidence is high

10th March 2019

Ben Cabango insists Swansea City Under-23s’ confidence is high ahead of facing West Ham United in their crucial Premier League 2 showdown at the Liberty Stadium on Monday (7pm).

The young Swans are currently six points from safety with four games remaining in the top flight of development football.

Nevertheless, they are on a four-match unbeaten run in all competitions and will move above the Hammers with victory at the Liberty.

And Cabango is hopeful the under-23s can continue their strong recent form by achieving a positive result going into the final stretch of the campaign, which also sees ninth-placed Tottenham Hotspur descend in South Wales on April 15. 

“We’re on a good run of form and all the boys are confident,” the 18-year-old defender said.

“It’s an important game. West Ham are just a place above us, so it really is a must-win for us if we want to stay in the league.

“Getting three points would give us more momentum, especially with us playing Tottenham in a few weeks’ time.

“We just need to get out of the relegation battle but all the boys are up for it and, hopefully, we can get the three points we need on Monday.”

Once again, supporters can watch the under-23s for free at the Liberty and raise money for a cancer charity in support of Jack Evans.

Young midfielder Evans was diagnosed with cancer last summer and received treatment at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Thankfully the 20-year-old, who has been part of the Swans’ academy since the age of eight, is now in remission after successful treatment and has returned to the club for the early stages of training.

Evans has helped raise money for the Trust, while the Swans’ first-team and under-23s squads have also contributed along with his family and friends.

Supporters can now add to the contribution towards the charity during the under-23s’ next two Premier League 2 fixtures at the Liberty.

Rather than charge an admission fee, the club is encouraging fans to make a donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Supporters can collect their ticket at the stadium ticket office on matchdays, with donations available via card or cash.