Corey Hurford relishing different role
Corey Hurford relished the chance to flourish in a new position after scoring a goal and setting up the other two as Swansea City Under-18s defeated their Ipswich counterparts 3-1.
Hurford, who usually plays as a right wing back for the Swans, filled in at striker for the absent Iwan Morgan and Geoff Bony against the Tractor Boys.
He made a considerable impact as he opened the scoring before providing assists for Filip Lissah and Dan Watts.
The 17-year-old was delighted that the Swans could continue their excellent form in 2022, and hopes he can continue to learn and develop after enjoying his outing up top.
“I’m buzzing with everything, I think all the boys put in a shift and I think that we all worked really well as a team," said Hurford.
“We’ve done really well to come away with a 3-1 win, obviously Ipswich are a really good team being second in the league. I thought we played really well and deserved the result.
“Playing up front is a little bit different for me, I haven’t played there at all so far this season so it is new, but I gave it my best shot and it seems like I’ve done alright.
“It’s really important for me to be versatile. I’ve played as a 10 before, just behind the striker, it’s different but it’s good for me to develop and potentially offer myself as a striker in the future if needed.
“It’s been a really good run lately, I thought we were unlucky to not come away with at least a point against Charlton, we had loads of chances, but to bounce back from that and get a win shows the mentality we have.
“The boys have put in a heck of a shift lately, they’ve all been working really hard both in training and in games and it’s all paying off."