Preview | Swansea City U18s v Queens Park Rangers U18s

27th October
Yori Griffith U18s

Swansea City Under-18s are back in Professional Development League action on Saturday morning, when they welcome Queens Park Rangers to Landore Training Ground (10.30am KO).

Entry for this fixture is free, and spectators are permitted on site from 10am.

The young Swans will look to carry on their recent form following two back-to-back wins over Watford and Bournemouth respectively.

Rangers have picked up three wins in all competitions so far this season, but have lost their last four league games going into Saturday's fixture.

Head to head, Swansea are unbeaten on home turf against the Hoops since 2019, recording four wins including a victory in an FA Youth Cup tie in December 2020. 

Pre-match views

Coach Ollie Jefferies: "The boys will have confidence on the back of that Bournemouth win, hopefully they will bring that same togetherness and performance when we face QPR on Saturday.

"Ahead of Saturday, we'll get back to work. We'll build on the positives from Bournemouth and then we'll analyse and work on the areas where we can improve.

"QPR are a well-coached side, they have new facilities and good coaching, so it will be interesting to see the test they provide our boys. We're looking forward to it."

Dan Watts

Previous meeting - April 11 2023

Swansea City 1 Queens Park Rangers 0

Swansea City Under-18s stretched their unbeaten run to six games as Dan Watts’ excellent free-kick secured victory over Queens Park Rangers in the Professional Development League meeting at Landore.

The young Swans had to show both sides of their game after a dominant first half saw them thwarted on numerous occasions by a very good display from visiting goalkeeper Harry Cant, but he was beaten when Watts bent his effort into the top corner.

The Swans took control from the off with three chances for striker Iwan Morgan inside the first 10 minutes. 

The much-deserved breakthrough came midway through the first half when Morgan was wrestled to the ground 25 yards from the QPR goal and awarded a free-kick. Watts stepped up and curled the ball into the top corner beyond the fingertips of a full-stretch Cant.

Swansea City U18s: Kit Margetson, Arthur Parker, Richard Faakye (captain), Jacob Cook, Filip Lissah (Samuel Parker 45’), Dan Watts, Thomas Searle (Jada Mawongo 45’), Thomas Woodward, Iwan Morgan, Rohan Davies (Geoff Bony 61’), Callum Deacon.

Unused substitutes: Ramon Rees-Siso.