Swansea City under-18s Marco Dulca
5th January 2017
Midfielder Marco Dulca believes Swansea City Under-18s must play with no fear when they meet Chelsea in Premier League South at Landore on Thursday (11am).
The young Swans have only lost one home league game this season but still remain bottom of the table, while leaders Chelsea have not been defeated in the league since September.
Dulca, who joined the academy on a two-year scholarship from Romanian side U Cluj in August 2015, believes his side can go into the game with confidence following some good performances at the end of 2016.
"We have an excellent record at home this season and we don't want that to change in 2017," said the 17-year-old.
"We need to go into the game with no fear. Chelsea are a big academy but we can match them on the pitch if we go in with the right mentality.
"We have a strong team with good players and need to start showing that with results.
"I think 2017 can be a big year for the team and myself and I am looking forward to the challenge. I aim to play more minutes with the U18s to help them climb the table in the coming months."
UNDER-18s SQUAD (from): Lewis Thomas, Alex Lang, Mael Davies, Matt Blake, Dan Jefferies, Jordan Jones, Brandon Cooper, Causso Darame, Marco Dulca, Liam Cullen, Keiran Evans, Liam Edwards, Ben Cabango, Joe Lewis, Sean Hanbury, Rhydian Williams, Ben Morgan, Tom Price, Cameron Berry, Matt Roberts, Jordan Elliot, Oliver Cooper, Finlay Hazel.
Entry is FREE but fans are reminded there is no parking at the Landore facility.
Follow updates from the game via Twitter @Swans_Academy from 11am.