Swansea City Under-18s Tottenham Premier League South
16th October 2015
Swansea City Under-18s face Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League South Division at Spurs Academy on Saturday afternoon (1pm).
Spurs lie eighth in the table after winning their last match 3-0 away at Norwich while the Swans were beaten by league leaders Chelsea last time out.
Coach Eric Ramsay is looking for his side to return to the performance levels that saw them pick up a point against Arsenal earlier this month.
"It will be a tough test on Saturday," he said. "Tottenham are one of the best academies in the country with good individual players.
"This game gives us an opportunity to apply what we learnt at Chelsea and fight for a result.
"We laid down a marker against Arsenal but underperformed in spells last weekend. We need to focus and get back to the level of performance we gave against Arsenal.
"Spurs will be a similar calibre of game to what we faced in recent weeks but it's an opportunity to put things right.
"Despite results on paper, Chris (Llewellyn) and I feel we are still progressing as a team.
"We have played some good football and our players are learning at an incredible rate - the standard we face demands that."
Swansea welcome back striker Liam Cullen into the squad for the trip to London.
The 16-year-old Wales international has been sidelined since picking-up an ankle ligament injury during the squad's pre-season tour of the Czech Republic in July.
"Having Liam back is a really big plus for us," Ramsay added. "Goals have been missing from our game this season and Liam is a player who can provide that.
"He has worked exceptionally hard with his rehab and has trained well in the last few weeks. We are looking forward to having him back and we hope he can get his first minutes of the season this weekend."
Swans U18s squad (from): Lewis Thomas, Alex Lang, Ben Jones, Ben Morgan, Aaron Lewis, Brandon Cooper, Conor Quigley, Causso Darame, Mael Davies, Jack Watts, Marco Dulca, Thomas Dyson, Jordan Jones, Liam Edwards, Jack Evans, Keiran Evans, Brandon Griffiths, Sean Hanbury, Liam Cullen