Llewellyn: The hard work starts now
20th April 2015
Chris Llewellyn insists the hard work starts now for the Under-21s after they guaranteed themselves a play-off spot following Monday's victory over Cardiff.
The Swans ran out 1-0 winners at the Cardiff City Stadium to consolidate second place in the Development League Two South table, with the third-placed Bluebirds unable to catch them with just one fixture remaining.
The development squad now face Ipswich at Landore on Thursday (11am) in what will be their final regulation league fixture of the campaign.
They will then face a two-legged semi-final against a side in the North division for a chance to reach the final.
"It was a target for us all season," said Llewellyn. "But we said to the players in the dressing room, don't think you have achieved anything because our season continues.
"Our target changes now to actually winning the play-offs, so the hard work begins again."
Kenji Gorre's first-half goal proved to be the difference on Monday, while Cardiff had to play for the best part of a hour with ten men following the dismissal of Ben Watkins for a tackle on James Loveridge.
"I thought we played better against 11 to be honest," said Llewellyn. "We created three or four good chances in the first half, but the sending off affected the flow of the game.
"We didn't want to be too expansive and it was a case of just getting over the line. We got a bit sloppy at times, but we got the job done and tried to keep the ball moving.
"We can keep everyone fresh now, give some players extra game-time and make sure we're ready for the play-offs."