Preview | Swansea City U18s v Wigan Athletic U18s

28th April 2023
Iwan Morgan and Sam Parker

Swansea City Under-18s are in Professional Development League action for the final time this season as they welcome Wigan Athletic to Landore Training Ground on Saturday. (11am kick-off).

Entry for this fixture is free, and supporters are welcome on site from 10am.

The young Swans returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion last time out as they beat Ipswich Town 5-3 at Landore thanks to a hat-trick from Iwan Morgan and goals from Thomas Searle and Dan Watts.

Despite suffering defeat against Peterborough United in their final away trip of the season, the age-grade side have recorded six wins out of their last nine.

The Latics, meanwhile, have registered five consecutive defeats in the league.

Pre-match views

Coach Darren Davies: "It's our last game of the season, which has come around so quick! I'm super proud of what the boys have achieved this season.

"As I've mentioned before, Peterborough was just a blip and we got back to winning ways earlier this week and we look to finish with that momentum on Saturday against Wigan.

"I hope the boys enjoy it and take it all in, then they can have a deserved break with their friends and families and look forward to a great pre-season."


Previous Meeting - November 4, 2020

Josh Thomas

Swansea City 3 Wigan Athletic 3

Swansea City Under-18s twice came from behind to earn a point in their highly entertaining draw when Wigan Athletic last visited Landore.

Wigan arrived in South Wales with five wins from five in the Professional Development League, and opened up 1-0 and 3-2 leads over the young Swans.

But Anthony Wright’s side demonstrated great character to earn a share of the spoils.

Following a goalless first half, Harry McGee put the Latics ahead just after the restart, but Morgan Clarke levelled from the penalty spot before Josh Thomas put the Swans in front.

A Sean McGurk brace restored Wigan’s advantage, but substitute Jacob Edwards climbed off the bench to equalise for the hosts seven minutes from time.

Swansea City U18s: Josh Hutchings, Adrian Akande, Rio Campbell (Dylan Perkins, 80), Kai Ludvigsen, Panashe Makokowe, Cian Williams, Morgan Clarke, Erick Kenko, Josh Thomas, Adnaan Moti (Scott Butler, 67), Aaron Hillier (Jacob Edwards, 67).