Matt Gill pleased with positive work out

29th November
First team

Swansea City assistant head coach Matt Gill was pleased by a good work-out against Hearts as the visitors secured a 2-1 victory in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Tynecastle.

The Swans netted twice in the space of three first-half minutes through Jay Fulton and Joel Piroe, before Euan Henderson pulled a goal back for the hosts.

A number of young members of the travelling party got some game time under their belts too, with the likes of Harry Jones, Azeem Abdulai, Joel Cotterill and Ben Lloyd among those to feature.

The game came on the back of a long day of travelling on Monday as the Swans kicked off their week-long training camp in Scotland.

And Gill felt there was plenty to take from a first hit-out ahead of the return to Championship action against Norwich.

"It was very pleasing," he said.

"The boys have had a bit of time off since the Huddersfield game, and we had a week of training last week before travelling up on Monday.

"It was a really good exercise for us, a good work-out and an opportunity to build the minutes up before we restart.

"There were really good performances in there too, although there is plenty of stuff still to work on.

"I think it is easy to take for granted how long travelling days can be, so for the lads to apply for them as they did is great, although we knew they would because of the attitude they bring every day.

"It was great to give the young boys some minutes in a great setting, to continue the work the lads had put in during the first hour.

"We felt we needed to break this period up a little bit, we have come back together and this is an opportunity to come away together to work, to spend time together and build towards the restart of the Championship."