Preview | Swansea City U21s v Cardiff City U21s

11th March
Joe Thomas Cardiff Met

Swansea City Under-21s return to Professional Development League action this evening as they go head-to-head with Cardiff City in the south Wales derby at Landore Training Ground. (7pm kick-off). 

Entry for this fixture is FREE, and spectators will be able to gain access to Landore from 6pm.

The Swans - who are on a 16-game unbeaten home run in the league - will be looking to turnaround their recent form having lost their last three fixtures, all of which have been on their travels.

The two sides meet for the third time in all competitions this campaign, following September's tie in the fourth round of the Nathaniel MG Cup, which the Swans won on penalties and December's 3-0 loss to the Bluebirds at Leckwith.

Cardiff, meanwhile, come into the fixture on the back of defeats against Colchester United and Ipswich Town respectively.


Pre-match views

Coach Anthony Wright: "There’s always a buzz in the atmosphere when we approach playing Cardiff, these games always have an edge. 

"We've already faced them this season in the Nathaniel MG Cup and away last year. We’ll just go in with our principles and style of play like we always do, and we’re looking forward to it.”


Previous meeting - February 13, 2023

Josh Thomas

Swansea City 2 Cardiff City 2

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

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.

But 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.