Preview: Swans U23s v Blackburn U23s

22nd September 2018

Swansea City Under-23s are back in Premier League 2 action this afternoon when they host Blackburn Rovers at Landore (1pm).

Here is all you need to know ahead of the young Swans’ sixth league game of the season.


The Swans will be looking to pick up their first win of the Premier League 2 season this afternoon having collected two points from their opening five games.

The development side come into the game full of confidence following Tuesday’s impressive 1-0 win over League One side AFC Wimbledon in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

They currently sit 11th in the table – ahead of Blackburn on goal difference. 

Rovers picked up their second point of the season on Monday, when they held Arsenal to a goalless draw.


Swans Under-23s coach Cameron Toshack: “We’re hopeful of turning the page and focusing not only on good performances but on turning those performances into victories.”


The Swans enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Blackburn on their way to winning the 2016-17 Premier League Cup, with first-half goals from Ryan Blair and Dan James settling the last-16 tie. 

They also came out on top in both of that season’s meetings in Premier League 2 Division 2 meetings; winning 2-1 at Landore before coming out on top 1-0 away.