Captain Davies proud of young Swans
6th December 2016
Under-21s captain Keston Davies hailed Swansea City's "massive result" after they beat an experienced Norwich City side 1-0 to progress into the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.
The Canaries included six senior professionals in their starting XI including Scotland defender Steven Whittaker, former PSG midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu and winger Matt Jarvis, who made his return from injury.
Despite the maturity of the Norwich side it was the young Swans who would claim victory at Carrow Road for a second time in eight days thanks to a second-half header from leading scorer Oli McBurnie.
The win sees the Swans in the draw for the next round of the competition, and Davies revealed his pride of the performance.
"It's a massive result for us," said the 20-year-old academy product. "Tonight's result means we have seen off one of the biggest teams in the competition, so I am very proud.
"There were some big names in that team and it was a game where we had to stand up and be counted.
"It was great to play against experienced players of that calibre because that is the level we need to be at. Apart from Gerhard (Tremmel) in goal we had a young team and everyone did a great job."
Norwich were reduced to ten men in the first half after midfielder Ben Godfrey saw red for a professional foul on McBurnie.
Despite being down a man, Davies admits the Canaries were tough to defend against until the final whistle.
"The sending off changed things but they tried to catch us on the counter-attack a number of times," he said. "These players were no pushovers - it was tough game, but thankfully we came out on top.
"We have worked hard this season and are doing well in all competitions. We can't stop now. We have to keep going and working hard to get more rewards like we did tonight.
"There is still a long way to go, but we are full of confidence. If we keep playing well then more games in this competition will come."