Preview | Charlton Athletic U21s v Swansea City U21s

8th January 2023
Remy Mitchell

Swansea City Under-21s will be in Professional Development League action for the first time in 2023 when they travel to take on Charlton Athletic at the Princes Park Stadium on Monday afternoon. (1pm kick-off).

The Swans enter the fixture in fourth place in the south section table, after sealing four wins in their previous five outings. Their sole defeat came against Coventry in the final game before the festive break.

The Addicks have registered one win in their last five games, running out 2-1 winners against Cardiff City last time out, both goals came from rising star Daniel Kanu – who scored an impressive 31 goals last season.  

Pre-match views

Coach Anthony Wright: "We've had a good run of cup games before the break and the lads have some time off for the festive period. 

"We start the new year with a trip to Charlton. We had an entertaining test against them back home, where we put five past them.

"Ultimately, we have been on a good run of form in the league and we'll hope to put in a performance against Charlton and start the new year brightly."

Jaden Forrester

Previous meeting - February 7, 2022

Charlton Athletic 1 Swansea City 1

Swansea City Under-23s had victory snatched away from them as title-chasing Charlton Athletic netted a last-gasp equaliser at Dartford.

Jaden Forrester put the Swans ahead in the first half and the Swans soaked up a lot of Addicks pressure for the majority of the game, only for a 90th minute Addicks equaliser to deny them a three-point haul.

Forrester would give the Swans the lead. Scott Butler’s chipped through ball was inadvertently headed on by a Charlton defender, allowing Forrester to break and slide a low effort past the goalkeeper for his sixth goal in seven games.

The hosts went straight up the other end to level, with Euan Williams converting a cross in the 90th minute.

Swansea City: Jamie Searle, Tivonge Rushesha, Joe Thomas (Jacob Jones 87), Azeem Abdulai, Scott Butler, Jack Stafford, Ben Lloyd (Joel Cotterill 76), Sam Leverett, Jaden Forrester (Rio Campbell 90), Cameron Congreve, Lincoln Mcfayden.

Unused subs: Tyler Evans, Ben Erickson.