Llewellyn delighted to end season on a high
13th May 2015
Chris Llewellyn insists the Under-21 squad have played their part in a great season for Swansea City after they were crowned Development League champions.
A brace from Kenji Gorre and an Alex Samuel strike saw the young Swans beat Huddersfield 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium.
In front of a crowd of over 2,000 - including first-team boss Garry Monk and a number of senior players - the Under-21s ended their season on a high.
And coach Chris Llewellyn was understandably delighted as they brought the curtain down on a positive year for the club's Academy.
"It was a pleasing end to the season," he said. "It was something that we targeted at the start of the campaign and the boys deserve a lot of credit.
"We've always believed in ourselves as a group, but Dave Adams came in last summer and put some great coaching practices into play and the lads have really bought into that.
"We've never achieved anything as an Academy nationally, but now we've set the benchmark and hopefully we can have more nights like this.
"The first-team have been fantastic this year but I'm pleased that the players have added to what has been a great season for the club."
The Swans finished second in their respective league table before seeing off Nottingham Forest in the play-off semi-final.
Alex Samuel - who scored twice in that win at the City Ground - found the net again against Huddersfield after the visitors had taken the lead.
Kenji Gorre took his tally to 18 for the season with a brace as the winger ended the campaign in excellent form, and Llewellyn had praise for both goal scorers.
"Alex (Samuel) has had an up and down season really," he said. "He started well but then had a little dip, but he's produced when we needed it and everyone is pleased for him.
"Kenji has been fantastic all season. He's had a massive impact on games, not just scoring goals but creating them as well.
"What better way to finish the season than by scoring twice and helping us win the cup."