Preview | Hull City U18s v Swansea City U18s

8th September 2023
Jacob Cook

Swansea City Under-18s are back in Professional Development League action on Saturday morning as they travel north to take on Hull City (11am kick-off).

Last time out, the young Swans kicked off their PDL Cup campaign with a convincing 4-2 victory over Cardiff City, with Sammy Henia-Kamau grabbing a hat-trick on his competitive debut, whilst centre-back Jack Fanning also claimed his first goal in Swans colours.

Now the age-grade side will be looking to pick up a first away win of the season, having suffered defeat on the road against Crewe Alexandra in August.

The Tigers. meanwhile, have suffered three consecutive defeats in the league, and will be looking to pick up points on home turf for the first time this season. 

Pre-match views

Under-18s coach Ollie Jefferies: "It's a long trip for the boys but, again, that's a learning moment for them in terms of being able to adapt to long journeys and to play afterwards.

"Hull are a side we play once a season, and it's our turn to travel up there. The boys are excited and motivated after the win against Cardiff, but it's been a case of getting back to the training pitch to work hard and prepare for the next test."

Swansea City U18s Hull

Previous meeting - April 24 2021

Hull City 2 Swansea City 2 

Swansea City Under-18s had to settle for a point after they were pegged back in the dying moments on their last visit to Hull City.

Iwan Morgan’s brace had put the young Swans in control early in the second half at Bishop Burton College.

But the hosts struck twice in the final 12 minutes, with Billy Leach and Glen Sani earning a share of the spoils in the Professional Development League clash.

Byron Anthony’s side were forced to play out the final moments with 10 men after Panashe Makokowe received a straight red card.

Swansea City Under-18s: Alex Rutter; Panashe Makokowe, Jada Mawongo, Scott Butler, Ryan Bassett; Joel Cotterill, Cameron Congreve, Ben Lloyd; Adrian Akande (Josh Edwards, ht; Aaron Hillier, 60), Iwan Morgan, Rio Campbell.

Subs not used: Tyler Evans, Adnaan Moti.