Swansea City Under-18s Joe Lewis

25th August 2016

Defender Joe Lewis wants Swansea City Under-18s to use their opening-day draw as a springboard for the season ahead of Friday's fixture against Chelsea at Cobham training ground (1.15pm).
A first-half strike from captain Liam Cullen helped the young Swans to a 1-1 draw against Arsenal in Premier League South last week.
And 16-year-old Lewis, who played against the Blues last season, knows the Swans face another stern test against the London club.
"We know the game will be tough but we go into the game full of confidence following our result against Arsenal," said Lewis.
"Our draw last week proves we can deliver performances and results in this league but we now need to show we can do it consistently.
"We know if we play to our best level we can get a result against Chelsea this weekend, but our defending will be key.
"We had tough games against Chelsea last season - we lost away but earned a draw at home. Those results only give myself and the team more motivation to get a result at Cobham this year.
"This weekend's game will be a good marker for everyone to see how far we have come.
"We want to show that we have character in this league and prove we can get results against big teams every time we play against them."