Swansea City Plymouth Argyle Daniel James
9th November 2016
Daniel James hopes his progression with Swansea City's Under-23s this season will get him more opportunities with the first-team in the coming months.
The winger, who turns 19 this week, celebrated with a goal against League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday to help the young Swans progress to round two of the Checkatrade Trophy.
The youngster was included in the Swans squad by Bob Bradley for the Premier League trip to Stoke City at the end of last month, and James is hoping to take another step forward and make his senior competitive debut this season.
"It was a great experience to be involved with the first-team squad," he said. "The next goal for me is to continue to push on and make my full debut.
"I enjoyed going on the pre-season tour with the squad to America in July and it was a great experience to be involved with the squad when the team travelled to Stoke last month.
"Hopefully I will get more opportunities this season. They are a great group to work with and if I get my chance I know I will have to take it."
The young Swans, who also beat Newport County in Group B (South) find out who they will face in the next round of the competition on Thursday.
James added: "We have to play every game as it comes - we don't mind who we play.
"We have confidence and a strong squad this season and I feel we can progress further.
"Tuesday's victory was a great experience for us. We knew they were not going to be easy to beat but we had a good game plan, played our way and passed the ball well.
"This competition is a massive learning experience for all the players in the development squad.
"We have a great team spirit and have done very well so far this season but we have to make sure we keep progressing over the next few months."