Lewis: We’ve raised our game

22nd August 2017

Aaron Lewis believes Swansea City’s under-23s have made improvements since their opening day Premier League 2 defeat against Liverpool.

A 2-1 victory over Cheltenham Town in the Checkatrade Trophy last week was followed by a well-earned 1-1 draw on Monday against a Manchester United side that included the Premier League experience of Ashley Young and Luke Shaw.

And despite not taking all three points at Leigh Sports Village, Lewis felt the match was another good learning curve in division 1.

“The result was good marker for everyone,” the 19-year-old defender said.

“We were disappointed with our performance against Liverpool, so to get this result against Manchester United is really good for the team.

“To play and compete against experienced first team players like Luke Shaw and Ashley Young is a good test for everyone in the squad.

“This league lowers the bridging gap between development football and the first team which is the level we want to be at.

“Monday’s game was a good test and one I think we learnt a lot from. Playing against players with Premier League experience is a good experience for everyone.

“We stuck together as a team. If we can keep playing like that and continue working hard more points and wins will come.”