Swansea City Alex Bray
13th September 2016
Winger Alex Bray admitted Swansea City Under-23 were devastated to lose their unbeaten run against Middlesbrough on Monday.
A strike from attacker Callum Cooke saw Boro take a 2-1 win at Victoria Park, which ended the young Swans' 100 per cent record in Premier League 2 (Division 2).
Bray, who started his first game of the season for the development side, was one of a number of players who were denied by Middlesbrough keeper Aynsley Pears.
"We dominated the first half but just could not break the deadlock," the 21-year-old said.
"It was good to get my first start of the season but not to get anything from the game with the chances we had in front of goal was devastating.
"We did the hard work to come from being a goal down but got caught trying to go for the win when we should have been defending a well-earned point.
"That error late in the second half cost us, which we need to learn from and bounce back next week.
"We have had a great run so far this season but it would have been good to continue our unbeaten start, especially with the performance the team put in on Monday.
"I am pleased with my performance but personal form means nothing without a team result. I just hope to push on from here, get more starts and to help the team return to winning ways next week."