Preview: Swans U23s v Manchester City U23s

29th September 2018
Under-23s

Swansea City Under-23s return to Premier League 2 action when they face Manchester City at Landore this afternoon (3pm).

Here is everything you need to know ahead of today’s game.


FORM

The Swans are aiming to record their first win in Premier League 2 this season, having collected three points from their opening six games.

But they are currently on a three-match unbeaten run in all competitions and were boosted by Wednesday’s creditable 1-1 draw with Villarreal B in the Premier League International Cup.

Manchester City, who are a point behind league leaders Everton, could go top of the table with a victory this afternoon.

They were 3-2 winners against Derby County at the Academy Stadium last weekend.


PRE-MATCH VIEW

Swans Under-23s coach Gary Richards: “It’s nice to go into the game with a bit of momentum. Hopefully, we can build on the way we finished against Villarreal."


REMEMBER THE LAST TIME?

There was late drama when the two sides met in February, as the Swans snatched a 1-0 victory right at the death.

After the Swans put in a huge shift at the Academy Stadium, Kenji Gorre came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner and send the visitors fourth in the Premier League 2 table.