Preview | Queens Park Rangers U21s v Swansea City U21s

25th September
Filip Lissah Swans U21s Crewe

Swansea City Under-21s are back in Professional Development League action this evening as they travel to the Powerday Stadium to take on Queens Park Rangers (7pm kick-off).

The Swans go head-to-head with the PDL south leaders, and the age-grade side will be looking to make it a second consecutive away victory after late drama at Coventry City last week.

Rangers, meanwhile, had won their opening four games in high-scoring affairs, against Wigan Athletic, Coventry City, Peterborough United and Fleetwood Town respectively.

However, the hosts' unbeaten run came to an end last time out when they suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Burnley. 

Pre-match views

Coach Anthony Wright: "We had a tough game against them last year, and they've also had a good start to the season.

"We've got a couple of wins under our belt now and we'll take on everything we've been working on.

"They have good facilities, as we’re playing at Hanwell Town FC, so we're looking forward to the game under the lights."

Tivonge Rushesha QPR

Previous meeting - March 7 2023

QPR 3 Swansea City 1

Ten-man Swansea City Under 21s saw their unbeaten run come to an end as Queens Park Rangers claimed their third consecutive win in the last meeting between the teams at Powerday Stadium.

After a quiet opening, the hosts took the lead through Algerian winger Adam Dougui and, despite a handful of chances from the Swans, the R's retained their lead through to half-time.

Rangers extended their lead early in the second half with Kayden Harrack drilling the ball into the net, but the deficit was halved minutes later as Tivonge Rushesha's spot-kick brought the visitors back into the game.

Both sides were reduced the 10 men as Arkell Jude-Boyd and Josh Thomas received second yellow cards. 

The Swans would remain just a goal down until Rafferty Pedder sealed the victory for the R's with an audacious effort in stoppage time.

Swansea City Under-21s: Ben Hughes, Joe Thomas, Kian Jenkins, Azeem Abdulai, Kai Ludbigsen, Tivonge Rushesha (captain) (Harry Jones 65’), Corey Hurford, Sam Leverett, Ruben Davies (Iwan Morgan 65’), Josh Thomas, Lincoln McFayden. 

Unused subs: Remy Mitchell, Dan Watts.