Preview | Charlton Athletic U18s v Swansea City U18s

24th September 2021
Byron Anthony

Swansea City Under-18s travel to South-East London on Saturday to face Charlton Athletic U18s in the Professional Development League (1.30pm). 

The Academy side will be hoping to get back to winning ways after suffering defeat at home to Bristol City in their PDL Cup opener last time out. 

The age-grade side go into the fixture unbeaten in the league, but sit a place behind Charlton, who have two wins under their belt. 

Pre-match views

Byron Anthony: "We need to trust the process with regards to believing in our principals and doing what we require in terms of dominating possession and being able to get on the ball.

"We look to press them up front as much as we can do, and get behind the lines. We've still got a relatively new group and we're only four games in, so we have got lots to work on.

"The boys are in a position where they work together, they trust each other, so they'll be able to bounce back and we'll get ourselves in a position where we'll respond well at Charlton and the boys will be the key drivers behind that."

Previous meeting

Joel Cotterill Charlton home march 2021

Last time out against the Addicks, a very young Swansea City Under-18s were well beaten by in-form Charlton Athletic in the Professional Development League South in March earlier this year. 

Despite Sebastian Dabrowkski's first goal at this level, the under-18s suffered their second consecutive defeat on a difficult day at Landore.

Mason Burstow and Miles Leaburn scored twice, while Evan Williams, Aaron Henry, Richard Chin and Tyreece Campbell were also on target for the visitors, who recorded their fourth straight win.