Preview: Charlton Athletic v Swans U21s

13th November 2018

Swansea City Under-21s take on Charlton Athletic in their final Checkatrade Trophy group match on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

Here’s everything you need to know as Group G draws to a conclusion at The Valley.


The Swans must take maximum points in south east London if they are to progress to the knockout stages for the third year running.

They have registered three points from their opening two games and travel to The Valley off the back of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League Cup.

Charlton, who were 8-0 winners against Stevenage last time out in this competition, also played out a 1-1 stalemate last weekend after they were held by Mansfield Town in the FA Cup first round.

A draw would be enough to see them through alongside AFC Wimbledon in Group G.


Oli Cooper: “We’re on a good run of form, the team are in high spirits and we’re feeling confident. We just need to take that into the game.”


The Swans were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller when the two sides met in the knockout stages of last season’s competition.

Despite going in at half-time level at 2-2 thanks to goals from Kenji Gorre and Jordon Garrick, Reeco Hackett-Fairchild struck just after the break to see the Addicks through.