Cameron Congreve targeting double figures after latest strike
Swansea City Under-18s forward Cameron Congreve is aiming to continue his good form in front of goal by taking his tally for the season into double figures.
The 17-year-old, who has been with the Swans since under-nine level, is the under-18s’ leading marksman this term with six goals to his name.
The latest of these came during the entertaining 4-4 draw with Millwall at Landore on Tuesday.
Operating as the hosts’ number nine, Congreve beat Lions goalkeeper Ryan Hammond from just inside the area by drilling a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.
It has been an impressive return for the first-year scholar during his maiden campaign with the under-18s and, with 10 games of the season remaining, he has his sights firmly fixed on hitting double figures.
“It’s been a really good season for me so far,” he said.
“I’m feeling good and I just need to keep that going.
“I’m hoping to reach 10 goals before the end of the season.
“We’re playing two games a week for the rest of the season, so there are plenty of opportunities for me.
“Hopefully, I can keep adding to my tally and get to double figures.”
Congreve’s next opportunity to do that comes on Friday, when the young Swans make the long trip to face Barnsley in Professional Development League South.
Byron Anthony’s side were unlucky not to take all three points against Millwall – and equally unfortunate to bow out of the FA Youth Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough last week.
But Congreve believes he and his team-mates have positive momentum to take into the game.
“Our performances have improved a lot; we’re playing better individually and as a team,” he added.
“We’ve been the better side in each of our last two games; I thought we played some really nice football.
“It’s a bit deflating because we’ve lost out with a couple of lapses in concentration.
“But it’s a quick turnaround for us and hopefully, we can be back on it against Barnsley and get the win.”