Preview | Swansea City U21s v Watford FC U21s

27th October 2022
Harry Jones
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Swansea City Under-21s return to Professional Development League action on Friday afternoon (2pm kick-off) as they take on Watford Under-21s at Landore.

Entry is free for supporters who want to attend and watch the development side in action.

The fixture was originally set to take place on Monday, September 19 at the Stadium, but was postponed due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The young Swans will look to continue their impressive home form, winning their last four-consecutive fixtures in SA1, including a 2-0 win over title contenders Millwall on Monday. 

Watford registered their first points of the season just last week after beating Queens Park Rangers 4-2.

Pre-match views

Swansea City Under-21s’ coach Jon Grey said: "It's a tough week with three fixtures, we have a number of players who are available to us, but a few who are out injured.

"It's about rest and recovery for the players who played on Monday, just to put themselves back in contention for a starting place on Friday.  

"We've got the players who were on the bench ready to come in, and the under-18s players who have come in and contributed brilliantly.  

"On Friday, we'll look to build on the performance from Millwall and hopefully we can continue our run of form at home."


Previous meeting - October 25, 2021

Swansea City 2 Watford 0

A Swansea City Under-23s’ line-up comprising a number of first-team players defeated Watford when the young Hornets last visited SA1.

Senior figures Steven Benda, Liverpool loanee Rhys Williams, Brandon Cooper, Jay Fulton, Liam Walsh, Yan Dhanda, Morgan Whittaker and Liam Cullen all featured for 90 minutes as they picked up some valuable game time for Kris O'Leary's side, who were watched on by first-team boss Russell Martin in Landore.

Goals from Dhanda and Cullen in the first half proved enough for the Swans to claim the three points.

The Swans took the lead early through Dhanda. Swansea won the ball back high up the field and fed the ball into the midfielder, who fired it past the goalkeeper from close range.

Cullen doubled the lead just three minutes later as he got onto the end of a low cross from Tivonge Rushesha before burying a shot into the bottom left corner to seal the win.