Swansea City Checkatrade Trophy

12th January 2017

Swansea City's youngsters have been handed a home tie against Coventry City in the quarter-final of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Two goals from Oli McBurnie helped the young Swans come from behind to beat Wolves Academy in round three at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday.
The Swans also saw EFL opponents in the group stage of the campaign as victories over Newport County and Plymouth Argyle saw them progress.
They then saw off Norwich City under-21s in the second round.



Coventry, the 1987 FA Cup winners, who currently lie 23rd in League One, have beaten West Ham and Brighton's academy sides en route to this stage, with victories also coming over Northampton Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Crawley Town.
Coach Gary Richards expressed his delight with the draw. 
"It is a tough tie, but that is what we wanted," he said. "We are looking forward to facing another EFL team in this competition in what will be a good test for our young players.
"A home draw will allow our fans to come out and watch the next generation of Swans players in action against experienced League One opposition."

The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday, January 23, with the confirmed date of the fixture and ticket details to be released in due course.