Preview | Swansea City U21s v Charlton Athletic U21s

29th October 2023
Kristian Fletcher

Swansea City Under-21s turn their attention back to the Professional Development League when they host Charlton Athletic at Landore Training Ground on Monday afternoon (2pm).

Entry for this fixture is free, and spectators are permitted on site from 1pm.

The Swans progressed to the quarter-finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup following a 6-0 victory over Briton Ferry Llansawel last time out. 

The age-grade side are unbeaten on home turf this season. Most recently, they defeated Premier League 2 outfit Brighton & Hove Albion in the opening fixture of their Premier League Cup campaign.

The Addicks have won a total of four matches this season, but Charlton suffered defeat in their most recent league clash at Millwall.

Pre-match views

Coach Anthony Wright: "Ultimately, we have been on a good run of form at home and we'll hope to put in a performance against Charlton.

“We had an entertaining test against them back home last season, where we put five past them.

“The mood in the camp is positive after the cup win, and we’ll take that going into Monday.”

Tarrelle Whittaker

Previous meeting

Swansea City 3 Charlton Athletic 2

Swansea City Under-21s sealed a thrilling Professional Development League victory over Charlton Athletic at Landore as substitute Ben Lloyd struck the winner moments after being introduced from the bench.

The sides had gone into the break level after Tarrelle Whittaker’s immediate equaliser cancelled out Daniel Kanu’s 11th minute opener for the Addicks.

Charlton then took the lead five minutes into the second half through Harvey Kedwell, but once again the young Swans levelled with an instant response from Joel Cotterill’s deflected effort, before substitute Lloyd’s strike took all three points for the hosts. 

Swansea City Under-21s: Ben Hughes, Joe Thomas, Wasiri Williams, Azeem Abdulai, Brandon Cooper (captain), Nathanael Ogbeta, Tarrelle Whittaker (Corey Hurford 77), Joel Cotterill, Geoff Bony (Ben Lloyd 68), Cameron Congreve, Lincoln McFayden. (Kai Ludvigsen 82).

Unused subs: Remy Mitchell, Kian Jenkins.