Preview | AFC Bournemouth U21s v Swansea City U21s

6th November 2023
Filip Lissah

Swansea City Under-21s are back on the road as they travel to Dorset to take on AFC Bournemouth in the Professional Development League on Tuesday (1pm).

The Swans go into the fixture unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, enjoying a dominant 5-0 over Charlton Athletic last time out.

It is the Cherries' maiden campaign in the Professional Development League after assuming category two status prior to the 2023-24 season, and Tuesday will also mark the first time the sides have faced each other competitively.

They have been in fine form, stretching their unbeaten form to six games in all competitions, with their most recent victory coming against Millwall. 


Pre-match views

Coach Liam Ross: "It's been a while since we've had an away fixture in the league, we've had a lot of home fixtures or cup games not too far from Swansea.

"We're all really pleased with the performances everyone has put in over the last few months, and we want to improve our form away from home.

"Bournemouth are a new team to us, we haven't played them in a league game, so it will be different."

Josh Thomas

Previous meeting - Friendly - August 3 2022

Swansea City 0 AFC Bournemouth 3

Swansea City Under-21s fell to defeat against AFC Bournemouth in their final pre-season friendly match ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.

A first-half brace for Nathan Moira-Welsh and a second-half header by Ben Greenwood ensured it was defeat for the Swans, who failed to convert a penalty late on.