Marc Walsh targets more minutes after return from injury
Marc Walsh says Swansea City Under-23s are eager to maintain their impressive Premier League Cup record when they face Reading on Friday (3pm).
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The development side travel to the Laithwaite Community Stadium – home of non-league Woking FC – aiming to make it back-to-back wins in Group A, having opened with a 2-1 victory away at Charlton last month.
The Swans will be hoping for another impressive run in the tournament after reaching consecutive finals – lifting the trophy in 2017 – and a semi-final in the last three years.
Although they head into the game looking to end a run of three straight defeats following reverses against Manchester United (1-4), West Brom (0-2) and West Ham (2-4).
By appearing in each of those games, Walsh gained his first action of the 2019-20 season after missing the early stages with a recurring hamstring injury.
The Irish winger, who arrived from Finn Harps in the summer of 2017, made a hugely positive impact in Sunday’s defeat by West Ham, with his blistering pace causing havoc for the Hammers defence.
And the first-year pro is eyeing another opportunity to impress and get game-time under his belt.
“As a club, we have a very good record in the Premier League Cup, so we are hoping to continue that trend,” the 18-year-old said.
“The competition also gives some of the younger lads a chance, which is great for us.
“I’m hoping to continue picking up some more minutes to build up my fitness.
“We have had a couple of difficult results but there are a lot of lessons we can take away from them.
“We want to bounce back with a victory if we can.”