George Byers Swansea City Under-23s
13th March 2017
George Byers expressed his delight as his goal ensured Swansea City Under-23s were crowned Premier League 2 Division 2 champions following a 2-2 draw against Wolves at Liberty Stadium.
The young Swans had to come from behind twice as Daniel Armstrong gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half before a stunning volley from Oli McBurnie levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time.
Striker Duckens Nazon put Wolves back into the lead minutes after the restart before McBurnie supplied Byers who cut inside before rifling home an equaliser at the near post.
"It means everything to win this title, especially at the Liberty Stadium," 20-year-old Byers said. "The team and staff have worked so hard this season to make this happen, we are delighted.
"I think we have deserved the title win. I feel we have been the best team in the league this season, we just need to make sure we take that on from here into the cup competitions.
"It was great to get another goal, Oli provided me with a nice pass. I saw the keeper take a step to his right, so I smashed it near post and it went in.
"I am over the moon with the goal, but more so to help the team win the league title."
Byers, who joined the Swans last summer from Watford, has made over 20 appearances for the under-23s this season and netted his sixth goal on Monday.
Despite the title triumph, the midfielder insists the team must refocus their efforts on the International and Premier League Cup competitions they are still competing in.
"It has been a great season," he added. "But it is not over yet. There are still games to come and competitions to win.
"We will celebrate tonight and then refocus our effort on the two cup competitions we are left in.
"We want to win them, we want to win everything. So the celebrations will have to be short, we have to get back to work soon.
"My first season as a Swans player could not have gone any better. I have loved it, everyone has welcomed me and I hope there is more to come."