Preview | Bristol City U21s v Swansea City U21s

20th November
Robins High Performance Centre

Swansea City Under-21s are back in Professional Development League action on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to take on Bristol City Under-21s (1pm).

The Swans will hope to bounce back from consecutive defeats against AFC Bournemouth and Aston Villa, the latter of which brought to an end a year-long unbeaten run on home turf.

Bristol City, meanwhile, have won just once in their last five fixtures in all competitions, with that win coming against table-toppers Queens Park Rangers.


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Coach Anthony Wright: "We'll dust ourselves down after Aston Villa, and we'll work hard on the small mistakes we made.

"We've all been really pleased with the performances the boys have put in over the last few months, and it's been topped off by seeing some of them gain first-team experience.

"It's a short trip, but Bristol City are always a tough side to come up against, especially at home, but that's the learning and hopefully we'll see another good shift from the boys."


Previous meeting - September 27 2022


Bristol City 2 Swansea City 1 

Swansea City Under-21s fell to defeat at Bristol City as Tarrelle Whittaker's strike was not enough to secure a share of the spoils on their last trip to face the Robins in the Professional Development League.

Sam Bell opened the scoring early on for the Robins, and then doubled his and his team's tally early in the second half.

Whittaker responded for the visitors, who were without a number of players on international duty, but the development side could not find an equaliser despite having their fair share of chances to do so.

The young Robins broke the deadlock almost immediately, as Seb Palmer-Holden chipped the ball over the top to set up in-form striker Bell, who fired the ball into the top-left corner. 

Corey Hurford fired over from distance as the Swans continued to press, but they fell further behind just past the hour mark as Bell bagged his second goal of the afternoon.

Omar Taylor-Clarke threaded the ball through the Swansea City defence to put Bell in on goal, who slotted home past Archie Matthews. 

The visitors piled on the pressure and it eventually paid off through Whittaker, who pulled a goal back as he found space at the back post and smashed it past the keeper from the edge of the six-yard box.

Swansea City Under-21s: Archie Matthews, Harry Jones, Wasiri Williams (Seb Dabrowski 61), Filip Lissah, Brandon Cooper (captain), Joe Thomas, Tarrelle Whittaker, Josh Carey, Ruben Davies. (Iwan Morgan 80), Corey Hurford (Kyrell Wilson 78), Nathanael Ogbeta. 

Unused subs: Kit Margetson, Kian Jenkins.