Preview | Swansea City U23s vs Coventry City U23s

28th October 2021
Kris O'Leary

Swansea City Under-23s are in back action as they welcome Coventry City Under-23s to Landore today in the Professional Development League (2pm).

The Swans beat Watford 2-0 on Monday with Yan Dhanda and Liam Cullen scoring in a team that also consisted of fellow first-team squad members Steven Benda, Rhys Williams, Brandon Cooper, Jay Fulton, Liam Walsh and Morgan Whittaker.

Coventry City have made an excellent start to the Professional Development League, sitting top of the North Group with five wins, one draw and one loss.

After failing to win their previous two games, Coventry got back to winning ways with a 5-3 victory over Wigan Athletic.

Anthony Wright and Kristian O'Leary

Pre-match views

Assistant coach Anthony Wright: “We’re really pleased with how the group has been, we’ve dominated so many games we’ve been in.

“We may not have had the results we’ve deserved in some of the games but that’s because, I believe, it’s a young group.

“The players have been absolutely terrific on the training ground, obviously we're trying to play exactly the same way as the first team do.

“Bit by bit they are getting better each week so we are really excited with the group of players that we’ve got.

“Our aim is to get as close, individually as players and as a team, to the first team. The players are now getting more understanding as we are seeing game by game.

“For us now it’s a case of continuing to do that and continuing to develop players, that’s our main goal, we want to win every game we play but we have to produce players and that’s the most important thing.”

Defender Jacob Jones: “We had a good performance recently against Millwall and now it’s just about putting those pieces together and making that final product which is coming out with a win and dominating the game with the ball.

“I love the short turn around, I love playing games, that’s what you want to be doing as a football player, you want to be playing two games a week.

“It’s just about getting that professionalism, recovering, and getting your body right for the match ahead.”

Jacob Jones

Previous meeting

In the previous meeting between these sides it finished goalless.

Coventry had won four out of their previous five games heading into the match whilst the Swans had suffered just one defeat in their last seven Professional Development League games.

Steven Benda came to the Swans’ rescue with a brilliant double-save to deny Wesley Jobello, while Brandon Cooper headed over from close range at the other end.