Gibbings hopes to build on experience

18th January
Under-18s

Swansea City Under-18s striker Bradley Gibbings wants to use the experience he has gained to kick on ahead of the visit to the Little Heath Sports Ground to face West Ham on Saturday (11am).

The young Swans currently sit 11th in the Premier League South with eight points, while West Ham lie in fifth position with 19 to their name.

Capped at age-grade level for Wales, Gibbings started up-front against Tottenham last time out but couldn’t prevent the league leaders from securing a 1-0 victory in North London.

While it has been a challenging season for the under-18s, Gibbings has relished the amount of game time he has got under his belt and is keen to keep making strides.

“I was involved a few times last year and it provided me with good experience,” he said.

“In your first year at this level, you don’t expect to be playing as much, so I’ve been very happy.

“I’ve really enjoyed coming in every day to just play football. I like having the freedom to do your own thing out on the pitch and it’s great to be in this environment.

"The first six months are a period of adaptation, but I want to be kicking on now. Hopefully, there’s more to come.”