Cameron Congreve targeting more goals and assists after Cardiff strike
Cameron Congreve is hoping to contribute more goals and assists to Swansea City Under-18s’ cause following his sublime individual effort against Cardiff City.
The young attacking midfielder gave the young Swans hope early in the second half of their Professional Development League South encounter, which they would lose 2-1 at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.
Receiving the ball deep inside the Cardiff half, he showed clever footwork to skip away from a couple of challenges before unleashing a fierce 20-yard drive that nestled in the bottom corner.
Congreve is now the under-18s’ joint-leading scorer this season with four goals – moving level with Morgan Clarke as a result.
The 17-year-old, who has been with the Swans since under-nine level, has made a positive impact since signing a two-year scholarship last summer.
Along with his under-18s goalscoring exploits, he has also stepped up to the under-23s side on several occasions.
Congreve will hope to feature again for Anthony Wright’s side on Tuesday, when they travel to Sheffield United, before hosting Queens Park Rangers at Landore five days later.
And he believes the quick turnaround will prevent him and his team-mates from dwelling on the disappointment of the Cardiff result for too long.
“I was really pleased with my goal,” he said.
“I enjoy taking players on, playing combinations and, ultimately, scoring goals.
“At that point, it was early in the second half, so I was just hoping we could get back in the game.
“We were unfortunate not to get the next goal. If we had, I think we’d have probably won the game because they were quite nervous.
“Hopefully, I can continue to score more goals. I also think I need to try to add more assists to my game.
“We must keep our heads up and keep going.
“We’ve got a few games in hand on the other teams, so hopefully we can pick up some points over the next week or so.”