Liam Ross pleased as Swansea City Under-21s maintain high standards

30th October 2023
Liam Ross U21s

Coach Liam Ross praised Swansea City Under-21s for maintaining their high standards and producing another home victory after they saw off Charlton Athletic Under-21s in the Professional Development League.

All the goals came in the first half as the home side raced to a 5-0 lead at Landore. Liam Smith opened the scoring inside three minutes before Cameron Congreve doubled the advantage from the spot.

Kyle Naughton volleyed in a third before a second penalty was dispatched by Ruben Davies. The striker got his second before half-time when he finished off a sweeping Swans move for his fourth goal in two games.

Ross was pleased with the control the young Swans exhibited in the dominant performance, adding that the presence of senior players Naughton, Ollie Cooper, Liam Walsh and Nathan Tjoe-A-On aided the high standard produced.

"I thought the boys started really well, to get that goal early on helped us, but from there on they played with so much control and conviction," said Ross.

"I think you saw that in the quality of the goals in the first half, there were lots of great moments of play and it was really pleasing to go into half-time 5-0 up.

"It was also great to see some senior guys drop in, and that's always another positive for our young lads. 

"They're there to get minutes but for our boys to have them help them through the game, to set the standard and show what's required to play at first-team level, I thought really helped the performance today.

"The boys grew as they went on in the game, we're really pleased in that aspect.

"The second half was quieter, when you score five in the first half the second half isn't always going to be the same. But the one thing we wanted from the boys was to keep maximum concentration and keep that same control, which they did.

"It was about getting the job done today, and keeping those standards high and we did that for 90 minutes."