Preview | Swansea City U21s v Sheffield United U21s

23rd April
Photo of the Stadium pitch on the morning of the first 2022-23 home match

Swansea City Under-21s are back at the Stadium on Monday afternoon as they welcome Sheffield United to SA1 for their Professional Development League clash. (2pm kick-off).

The Swans are unbeaten at the this season, recording wins against Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, and Hull City.

However, the age-grade side will be looking to bounce back from consecutive away defeats against league leaders Millwall and Barnsley respectively.

Recently crowned champions of the PDL North, the Blades are yet to suffer a league defeat this calendar year.

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Coach Anthony Wright: "We're back at the stadium once again, which is always a great opportunity for the lads.

"We've had two hiccups in the last two weeks, but it's all about the development and the learning moments we take away.

"Sheffield are up there in terms of form and physicality, but it's a test we'll look forward to and hopefully, we can get a good crowd of people in to support the squad."


Previous meeting

April 27, 2018 - Premier League Cup

Swansea City 3 Sheffield United 0

Swansea City Under-23s booked their place in the Premier League Cup final for the second year running following a 3-0 victory when Sheffield United last visited Landore.

They started on the front foot and took just five minutes to break the deadlock, albeit through a goalkeeping error.

Aaron Lewis showed great anticipation to intercept possession in the centre of the field before feeding Botti Biabi who, in turn, released Adnan Maric, and the Swede’s fierce shot was parried into the net by Jake Eastwood.

The United keeper made amends 14 minutes later with strong hands to deny Kenji Gorre, but there was nothing he could do to stop the Swans from doubling the lead midway through the half as George Byers curled a wonderful free-kick into the top corner.

At the other end, the Swans survived a huge scare in the 67th minute when an unmarked Harvey Gilmour ghosted into the penalty area, but could only head wide of the target from six yards out.

However, the hosts were otherwise in control and put the match to bed in stoppage time, when Gorre rounded off a fine individual run with a neat finish.

Swans U23s: Steven Benda, Aaron Lewis, Matthew Blake, Jack Evans, Cian Harries (capt), Ben Cabango, Daniel James, Adnan Marić, Botti Biabi (Courtney Baker-Richardson, 75), George Byers (Keiran Evans, 41), Kenji Gorrè.

Subs not used: Gregor Zabret, Marco Dulca, Keston Davies.