Preview | Bristol City Under-18s vs Swansea City Under-18s

19th November 2021
Darren Davies training

Swansea City Under-18s return to Professional Development League action as they travel to face Bristol City Under-18s on Saturday morning (11am).

The Swans go into the game following a week away from action over the international break.

In their the last match, the Swans were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff City in Darren Davies’ first game in charge of the team. Swansea go into the game in eighth place in the league table, but sit just one point below their hosts.

Bristol City have only won one game so far this season, beating Hull City 2-0 in their second game of the campaign.

In their last game, the Robins took a point away from home to Colchester United and both teams will be seeking their second win of the season, with a three-point haul for either side potentially putting them up to sixth.

Darren Davies training

Pre-match views:

Swansea City Under-18s coach Darren Davies: “It’s a continuous process and a continuous cycle, we’ve reviewed what we did last week and seen how we can continue to implement what we want to do.

“We’ve been back at training, straight back to working hard and looking at what we can get better at in the game.

“We’re looking forward to the game, the international break has been an important time for the boys because a lot of them live away and have possibly been homesick.

“They’ve had the time to go away, re-charge and, potentially go and see their family, come back stronger and be ready to go again.”

Midfielder Cameron Congreve: “It’s been a good week or two off where we’ve just been able to get everyone back into the fold.

“Hopefully everyone’s come back feeling fit, we’ve had chance to work on our game and have a look at what we do in the final third and hopefully we can start to put that into the games going forward.”

Cameron Congreve

Remember last time?

The two sides last met in the Swans opening game of the Professional Development League this season, with Bristol City leaving Landore with a 2-0 win.

The Swans suffered their first defeat, having been three games unbeaten in other competitions before the start of the league season, thanks to goals by William Sage and Dylan Lewis as the Robins surged to victory following an impressive all-around performance.