Jacob Cook | We've worked so hard to reach the final

13th March
Jacob Cook

Jacob Cook felt Swansea City Under-18s' progression to the Professional Development League final was reward for season's worth of hard work, after they claimed victory over Watford in the last four.

Thomas Woodward and Cook were on the scoresheet for the hosts at Landore as they progressed to the showpiece for the first time.

The 17-year-old doubled the Swans lead on the hour mark with a powerful strike from outside the box after latching on to a misplaced pass in the middle.

The win made it five victories in a row for the development side, and it was thoroughly deserved following a dominant showing after the break.

Swansea will face Millwall in the final on Tuesday, April 30. The venue will be either The Den or the Swansea.com Stadium, with further details to be confirmed in due course.

"We're so buzzing to have made the final, and to have scored and got a clean sheet makes it even better," said Cook.

"We've pushed on loads throughout the group stages and in the quarter-finals and the season as a whole, and now we're one step away from silverware.

"For the goal, I just made sure I won the ball in midfield and thought I'd strike from where I was, and it went in! It was great celebrating with the boys.

"We started slow in the first half, but we came out with more energy in the second half and we scored two goals in 10 minutes, and from then we were on top.

"It's over a month to the final now, and we're excited to see where it will be played. But we must focus on the  games before then, but we'll definitely enjoy the buzz for now."