Evans enjoying captain's role

30th July

Jack Evans admits it has been an honour to captain Swansea City Under-23s as they step up their preparations for the new Premier League 2 season.

The central midfielder, who signed a new one-year deal this summer after making 18 league appearances for the development side last term, has worn the armband in each of their four friendlies so far.

The young Swans are next in action when they face Llanelli at Stebonheath Park on Wednesday (7.30pm).

The under-23s kick off their second season in Premier League 2 Division 1 away against Leicester on Monday, August 13 (7pm).

Evans, who has been with the Swans academy since the age of eight, has enjoyed the experience of leading his team-mates, and says progressing to the next level remains everyone’s top priority.

“It’s nice to lead the team,” he said. “I’m one of the more experienced players in the team with quite a few of the boys making the step up to the first team.

“As a Swans supporter, it’s a pleasure to play for a team like this and I would like to lead the team out during the season.

“But my main objective is to keep pushing towards the first team and, so long as we’re all performing well, I don’t see why we can’t keep knocking on the door of the first team.

“We just need to keep our heads down, perform well and see what comes from it.”