Swans U23s' Premier League International Cup fixtures announced

4th August 2017

Swansea City Under-23s have been drawn alongside Athletic Bilbao, Celtic and Manchester United in the Premier League International Cup.

The young Swans reached the semi-final of the competition last season, with their campaign ending in a 1-0 defeat to eventual winners Porto at the Liberty.

Garry Richards and Cameron Toshack will hope for similar success in the competition this season, although the Swans face a tough group.

And they start the campaign with a home clash against Celtic at Landore in late September before taking on Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village in November.

Their group fixtures end with a home tie against Bilbao in Landore just before Christmas.

The International Cup consists of 12 Premier League 2 teams and 12 Under-23 sides from elite Academies across Europe, split into six groups of four.

The six group winners and the two best runners-up qualify for the quarter-finals. All knockout ties are one-off matches.

Swans Under-23s’ 2017/18 Premier League International Cup fixturs. Fixtures are subject to change.

September 30, 2017

Swansea City v Celtic, 2pm, Landore Training Ground

November 4, 2017

Manchester United v Swansea City, 2pm, Leigh Sports Village

December 20, 2017

Swansea City v Athletic Bilbao, 7pm, Landore Training Ground

2017/18 PL International Cup Groups

Group A: Sparta Prague, Liverpool, Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven

Group B: Hertha Berlin, Legia Warsaw, Leicester City, Sunderland

Group C: Derby County, Dinamo Zagreb, Everton, Wolfsburg

Group D: Athletic Club Bilbao, Celtic, Manchester United, Swansea City

Group E: Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Porto, Reading

Group F: Benfica, Tottenham Hotspur, Villarreal, West Ham United