Preview | Swansea City U21s v Cardiff City U21s

19th September
Stadium Aerial View

Swansea City Under-21s face Cardiff City Under-21s in the third round of the Nathaniel MG Cup at the Stadium this evening (7.30pm).

Tickets for this fixture are available to purchase HERE.

The under-21s have already won twice at the home of the Swans this season, beating Crewe Alexandra and Hull City in the Professional Development League.

The Swans eased through the opening round of the Nathaniel MG Cup with a 4-0 victory over Carmarthen Town, before winning their second-round fixture 3-1 against JD Cymru South outfit Caerau Ely.

The young Bluebirds began their cup campaign with victory over Cambrian and Clydach Vale in the first round, before cruising past Haverfordwest County in the following round.

Pre-match views

Coach Anthony Wright: "It's a brilliant opportunity for the players, it's something that we as a club made sure was at the stadium, and we're extremely grateful that it is.

"It will give the players a great experience, and hopefully there's a decent crowd there. It's also a vital learning moment for the players in their development.

"Coming off the back of a couple wins, and good performances, we look forward to the game. It's always going to be a big occasion because of the opponents.

"Hopefully, it's an occasion we can step up to as a group, and play the way that we usually do. I'm sure it will be a really good game for the fans who come and watch."

Josh Thomas

Previous meeting - February 13 2023

Swansea City 2 Cardiff City 2

Josh Thomas netted a late equaliser as Swansea City Under-21s secured a point in their south Wales derby against Cardiff City at Landore last season.

The Swans had led the Professional Development League fixture thanks to Liam Walsh’s header, but second-half goals from Morgan Wigley and Gavin Whyte gave the visitors the lead.

However, Thomas made no mistake when handed the chance to level 10 minutes from time as the spoils were shared.

Swansea City Under-21s: Ben Hughes, Joe Thomas, Kian Jenkins, Liam Walsh (Sam Leverett 46), Azeem Abdulai, Kai Ludvigsen (Ben Blythe 43), Liam Smith, Cameron Congreve, Ruben Davies (Josh Thomas 61), Joel Cotterill (captain), Lincoln McFayden. 

Unused subs: Remy Mitchell.