Preview | Swansea City U21s v Millwall U21s

23rd October 2022
Joe Thomas

Swansea City Under-21s will look to make it four consecutive home wins as they welcome Millwall to Landore in the Professional Development League on Monday (2pm kick-off). 

Entry to watch the game and cheer on the development side at our academy base is free.

The young Swans staged a thrilling comeback against Charlton Athletic last time out, with goals from Tarrelle Whittaker, Joe Thomas and substitute Ben Lloyd earning a 3-2 win.

This fixture kicks off a three-game week as they face Watford on Friday, October 28 (2pm) and then travel to Reading on Monday, October 31 to face the Royals (2pm). 

The young Lions are coached by former Swans striker, Kevin Nugent. Nugent signed for the club in 2003, and went on to make over 70 appearances, scoring 13 goals. 

The former Leyton Orient man then went on to assist Kenny Jackett in the coaching set-up for the 2006-2007 season. Following Jackett's dismissal, Nugent stepped up as caretaker manager for three games. 

Millwall have only seen defeat once this season, which came against Reading when they lost 2-1 to the young Royals.

Pre-match views 

Swansea City Under-21s’ coach Jon Grey: "We'll keep the momentum from the Charlton win and carry that on to Millwall, who will be a tough side. 

"We've got three games in a week starting Monday, which will be a test for the boys but it will only benefit them.

"It’s a big week ahead and three big opportunities to put some big performances in." 

Cameron Congreve

Previous meeting -  February 1, 2022

Swansea City 1 Millwall 2

Swansea City Under-23s were dealt their first loss in five matches as they suffered defeat on Millwall’s last visit to SA1.

Swansea fell behind midway through the first half after Sean O’Brien’s clinical free-kick, however, Cameron Congreve found an equaliser for the hosts with a powerful shot.

However, Millwall found another way through just seconds before the half-time whistle was blown with Tyrese Briscoe making the most of a misplaced pass to score what ultimately proved to be the decisive goal.