Preview | Swansea City U21s v Coventry City U21s

10th November 2022
Ben Hughes

Swansea City Under-21s will be in action for the second time this week when they take on Coventry City in the Professional Development League at Landore Training Ground on Friday (2pm kick-off).

The fixture is free for supporters to attend and cheer on the development side. Fans can enter the site at Landore from 1pm.

The Swans have enjoyed a run of fantastic form, winning five games on the bounce, and remain unbeaten on home turf this season.  

The in-form hosts have also kept four consecutive clean sheets, with under-18s goalkeeper Ben Hughes stepping up and producing fine performances for the upper-age group.  

Friday’s fixture will be the final Professional Development League clash before the extended Christmas break, the Swans will then turn their attention to the Premier League Cup group stage. 

Coventry City have picked up two points in their last five league fixtures. The Sky Blues most recent outing saw them narrowly beaten 1-0 by Hull City.

Pre-match views

Swansea City Under-21s lead coach Jon Grey: "There's always learning moments to be had, so we'll take those from the QPR game and work on them in the build-up to Friday. 

"We've had a big boost of confidence over the last couple of weeks, with the wins, clean sheets and performances.

"We'll look to finish our league campaign on a high before the Christmas break, but after Friday our attention will be on the cup."

Tarrelle Whittaker

Previous meeting - October 26, 2021

Swansea City 1 Coventry City 3

Fabio Tavares’ brace proved the difference as Swansea City Under-23s were beaten by Coventry City at Landore in the Professional Development League.

The Swans had looked set to pick up a point from this encounter, which was watched by first-team head coach Russell Martin, after sub Tarrelle Whittaker levelled with nine minutes left.

But Taveres, who had opened the scoring in the 16th minute, restored the lead for the visitors just four minutes after the Swans had equalised, while Richard Dinangia added further gloss to the victory with the last kick of the game.

Victory helped Coventry maintain top spot in the North section, while the Swans remained eighth in the South division.