Llewellyn delighted with young Swans' mature display
30th March 2015
Chris Llewellyn hailed his side's character after Swans Under-21s returned to the top of Development League Two South after beating Leeds United 2-1 at the Liberty.
The young Swans fell behind to a Brian Montenegro goal on the hour mark as he capitalised on a defensive mistake, but the hosts fought back to pick up three vital points thanks to an own goal from Ross Killock and sub Stephen Fallon's late strike.
Victory moves the Swans top of the table - three points ahead of Crystal Palace, who have played three games less while third-placed QPR, beaten 4-1 by Huddersfield tonight, are four points behind having played a game more.
And Llewellyn was full of praise for the way in which the Swans, who were missing a number of players due to international call-ups and loan commitments, fought back to claim the points.
"The lads were excellent tonight considering the amount of changes in personnel. We had a number of under-18s players stepping up and they've shown a lot of maturity," said the Swans coach.
"We looked good before we went behind, and we accept that mistakes like that will happen with the style we play.
"We created a few chances before that, but the way we responded after going behind was very pleasing. We had that team spirit and togetherness, and we didn't let our heads drop.
"Our more experienced players really helped the younger lads through it, and we're delighted with the performance and result because we deserved the victory."
Llewellyn added: "This league is about developing players, and what better way to develop than playing in front of a good crowd at the Liberty with something riding on the game.
"It is about development, but we want to get into the play-offs and play under pressure. That aids development.
"We have done what we needed to do tonight, so we're well-placed at the moment going into the final few games."