Jon Grey | It was brilliant to see the Jack Army support us

29th August 2022
Jon Grey

Swansea City Under-21s coach Jon Grey was delighted with his side’s handsome 3-0 victory over Wigan, and thanked the members of the Jack Army who turned out to support them at the Stadium.

Grey and Anthony Wright’s side recorded a first win of the season, with Kyrell Wilson putting the Swans ahead after just 16 minutes with a low shot into the bottom right corner.

Tarrelle Whittaker made it two early in the second half with a curling finish into the bottom left corner.

Wigan were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes to go, but an incredible save from Archie Matthews kept the Swans’ clean sheet intact, before Ben Lloyd sealed all three points in the final moments of the game as he powered a shot home.

Grey was pleased by his side’s performance both on and off the ball, and felt that the atmosphere at the Stadium was important for his side.

“It was a real good performance today from the lads, we’ve tried to impose the way that we play on the game,” said Grey.

“There were times today where I thought Wigan were a good side and had good spells of possession and we worked quite well out of possession today.

“We’re really delighted with the way that we’ve played, we’ve scored three really good goals today and come away with a clean sheet.

“Credit to Archie Matthews who made a fantastic save from the penalty, the boys are congratulating him and it’s thoroughly deserved.

“It was brilliant to see the Jack Army in the stadium today, thank you to all of them who came out to support us on the bank holiday weekend.

“It’s fantastic for the boys to play in front of a crowd, they made noise and supported the team right until the end and it was great for the players to experience that today.

“We talked in the dressing room about the atmosphere, imagine that feeling of that win in front of 20,000 people. So that is something that the boys are aiming to do, keep pushing daily and get into the first team and play in front of a packed full house.”