Cameron Toshack Swansea City Under-23s
5th February 2017
Coach Cameron Toshack wants Swansea City Under-23s to learn the lessons from their defeat against Fulham earlier this week when they face Brighton in Premier League 2 on Monday (7pm).
The young Swans suffered their first loss in Division 2 since September as a penalty inside the final ten minutes saw the development side lose 2-1.
Despite the result, the U23s still hold a ten-point lead at the top of the table and next face ninth-placed Brighton at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.
"We were disappointed with the result," he said. "Myself and Gary (Richards) felt we did enough to win the game.
"We were pleased with the performance, but losing to a penalty was a disappointing factor. The result was a good lesson for our young men that you can't always win the game.
"There is room for improvement on Monday. Conceding late goals and managing the game until the final whistle is something we will have to put right. That comes down to discipline and communication.
"It is very important we see tomorrow's match as an opportunity to bounce back and put in a good performance away from home.
"We have been fantastic in the league across the season and we do not want to start seeing our standards drop."
Recent loans mean that Owain Jones (Yeovil), Tom Holland (Fylde), Alex Bray (Rotherham) and Alex Samuel (Newport County) are unavailable.
Meanwhile, defender Connor Roberts, midfielder Adam King and striker Kenji Gorre all return from their loan spells and come back into contention with the U23s for the rest of the season.
"The lads who have come back into the group will add that extra bit of quality," Toshack added.
"It is important they understand that from now until the end of the season they are coming into a high performing group and we want them to input what they learned while on loan."
SWANS U23s SQUAD (from): Gregor Zabret, Lewis Thomas, Aaron Lewis, Keston Davies, Tyler Reid, Connor Roberts, Tom Plezier, Joe Rodon, Adam King, Jack Evans, Ryan Blair, Adnan Maric, George Byers, Tom Dyson, Kenji Gorre, Daniel James, Botti Biabi, Jordan Garrick, Liam Cullen.