Preview | Colchester United U21s v Swansea City U21s

22nd February
Ben Hughes

Swansea City Under-21s are back on the road on Tuesday afternoon as they travel to Essex to take on Colchester United in the Professional Development League. (1pm kick-off).

The fixture will take place at the Maldon Stadium, home of Isthmian League North Division side Maldon and Tiptree FC.

The Swans continued their unbeaten form in 2023 as they edged Watford with a 3-2 win at Vicarage Road last time out with Liam Smith, Lincoln McFayden and Josh Thomas on the scoresheet. 

The U’s are undefeated in their previous three league outings, recording wins against Cardiff City and league leaders Bristol City respectively.  

The Swans came from behind in the reverse fixture after trailing to an early Kai Redgrave goal at Landore Training Ground. Two goals from striker Thomas, a tap-in from Ruben Davies and a spot-kick fro Tarelle Whittaker ensured the Swans took all three points.  

Pre-match views 

Coach Anthony Wright: “It's a long trip and a quick turnaround for the boys.

"We had a good performance on Friday but there's always units and areas which we will need to work on. But overall, the boys are looking forward to it."

Ben Margetson

Previous meeting – September 28, 2021 

Colchester United 3 Swansea City 1

Swansea City Under-23s were beaten away to Colchester United Under-23s on their last visit to Essex nearly 18 months ago.

The Swans found themselves 2-0 down at half-time through goals from Donell Thomas and Jake Hutchinson. 

Jaden Forrester’s header pulled the Swans back into the contest, but a late goal from Ellis Sullivan secured three points for the home side. 

Swansea City Under-23s: Nico Defreitas-Hansen, Scott Butler (captain), Ben Margetson (Ben Erickson, 80), Harry Jones, Tivonge Rushesha (Adrian Akande, 63), Dan Williams, Azeem Abdulai (Jaden Forrester, 54), Lincoln Mcfayden, Ben Lloyd, Joel Cotterill, Tarrelle Whittaker. 

Unused Subs: Jamie Searle, Jacob Jones.