Preview | Cardiff City U21s v Swansea City U21s

10th October 2022
Leckwith Stadium, Cardiff
Leckwith Stadium , Cardiff.

Swansea City Under-21s return to Professional Development League Action as they set to face Cardiff City at Leckwith Stadium on Tuesday (1pm kick-off).

The Swans came out on top in their most recent outing, as they comfortably beat Colchester United 4-1 last Saturday at Landore Training Ground, with goals from Josh Thomas, Tarrelle Whittaker and Ruben Davies. 

The Bluebirds come into the fixture on the back of a 2-1 win against Reading after two consecutive losses against Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City. 

Swansea City Under-21's coach Anthony Wright said: "I think I've always said it is just another game. Obviously, from the outside, people put a lot on it.

"There will be a little bit more grip from the game, I suppose, because it is Swansea against Cardiff. But we'll go up there and try to do exactly what we do week in week out.

"It is really important that we try and control the game, exactly how we've done over the past couple of weeks. 

"When we get the opportunities to put the ball into the back of the net, hopefully, we can do that. We'll take the momentum from the Exeter win and carry that on. The plan is to get the three points."

Jaden Forrester

Previous meeting - January 25, 2022

Cardiff City 1 Swansea City 1 

The Under-23s picked up a point away at Professional Development League South table toppers Cardiff City with a 1-1 draw in the previous meeting.

Jaden Forrester’s first-half penalty saw the Swans go into the break in the lead, but Keenan Patten’s second-half header ensured the Swans would leave with just a point.

The Swans took the lead after just nine minutes, as Cameron Congreve picked up the ball on the rebound and was brought down in the box. Forrester stepped up from the spot and buried his fifth goal in his last five games.

However, the Bluebirds grabbed an equaliser after 60 minutes as a Kieron Evans delivery found Keenan Patten who powered a header into the back of the net.