Swans U23s' Premier League International Cup fixtures announced
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