Evans eyes final flourish

20th April 2018

Jack Evans believes Swansea City Under-23s can take plenty of positives from their season despite narrowly missing out on the Premier League 2 title.

The young Swans’ hopes of a late challenge to come out on top were ended by a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.

However, they can secure a top-four finish with victory over Sunderland in their final league game, which will be held at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night (7pm).

The Swans also remain in the Premier League Cup, with a semi-final to come against Sheffield United at the end of the month, and Evans has urged his team-mates to remain upbeat as they look to end the season on a high.

“Obviously we’re gutted not to win the league, but we need to keep our heads up,” he said. “We’ve done well this season and there’s nothing to be down about.

“If you had said to us at the start of the season that we’d still be fighting for the league with two games left, we’d have taken it.

“It’s been a good season overall, but we’ve just come up a little bit short.

“We’re still in the semi-finals of the cup and have that to look forward to. We also want to finish as high as we can by trying to beat Sunderland in our last league game so we take some momentum into the cup.”