Preview | Swansea City U23s vs Sheffield Wednesday U23s
Swansea City Under-23s welcome Sheffield Wednesday Under-23s to the Swansea.com Stadium for their Professional Development League fixture on Monday.
The young Swans play their third game at the Swansea.com Stadium this season, having won both of their previous games at the venue earlier this season.
Swansea go into the game on a two-game unbeaten run, having convincingly beaten Queens Park Rangers Under-23s before being held to a 0-0 draw at Oakwell.
The Swans return to action after a week with no fixtures due to the international break, with a number of Swansea academy players featuring for their nations over the break.
Sheffield Wednesday Under-23s come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Professional Development League south group leaders Ipswich Town Under-23s, having beaten rivals Sheffield United in the game previous.
Wednesday currently sit bottom of the north group, but have the chance to jump two places with a win in SA1.
Swansea City Under-23s coach Kris O’Leary: “The international break serves a purpose; we’ve got to look at the boys who have been away and played a lot of games in a short space of time so it’s certainly one for the squad to be utilised.
“It’s a great experience for the players and something that they obviously enjoy, I think anybody would enjoy playing at the stadium on that pitch and I know it’s something they look forward too.
“As always, the coaching team and all the staff have looked into them as a team and what they do, but we like to talk about ourselves and what we do and how we do it.
“We’ll input what we normally do and how we play to suit the opponent that we are playing.
“We’ve had a few younger lads away with Wales, when most of the teams in our league don’t have international call-ups.
“A lot of our team have trained with the first team to supplement them so they had a good week with them preparing for their game.”
The two sides last met in Swansea Under-23s final game of last season, with the spoils shared in a 1-1 draw in Sheffield.
Ali Al-Hamadi fired the Swans ahead before Liam Waldock levelled after the break.