Reid wants to rectify league loss with cup success

17th January 2019
Under-23s

Tyler Reid believes Swansea City’s under-23s must bounce back from Monday’s 3-0 league defeat at the hands of Leicester when they face Oxford United in the Premier League Cup on Saturday at Landore (12pm).

The 21-year-old defender admits the development side were disappointed with this week’s performance and must refocus if they are to continue their progress in the competition the young Swans won in 2017 and reached the final in last season.

A victory over Hull and a draw against Wolves see the Swans sit third in the Group E table with four points from three games, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat the last time they met the U’s in October.

“I think we have grown as a group since the last time we played them,” Reid said. “We are ready for the challenge.

“With us going out of the International Cup and Checkatrade Trophy this cup is important to us to succeed in. It means that every game we know we have to put in 100 per cent.

“We have a proud history in this competition – winning the cup two seasons ago and reaching the final last year. We don’t want to be the group to let our success in the competition down.

“We want to prove everyone right at this club and make sure we get this win.”

Despite a challenging season the defender, who joined the Swans from Manchester United in 2016, believes there is still more to come from the group in the league and cup.

With Reid calling for that fightback to start this weekend.

“We were not pleased with Monday’s result,” he continued. “But we have to try and look forward and put in a good performance against Oxford to rectify the performance we put in.

“Despite the disappointment of the defeat we have good spirit in the group at the minute and we must continue to show that on the pitch.”