Swansea City Under-18s U19s Brighton Llanidloes Town
6th November 2015
Swansea City's scholars face a league and cup double header this weekend, starting against Brighton at Fairwood training ground on Saturday (11am) in the Barclays Premier League South Division.
It's a busy weekend of action as the Under-18s host Brighton before attentions turn to the FAW Youth Cup, with the U19s beginning the defence of their title against Llanidloes Town on Sunday.
The focus for now, though, is on Brighton, with the young Swans hoping to build on last weekend's 1-0 win at Leicester City.
"I feel we delivered the complete performance we have been looking for against Leicester," said U18s coach Chris Llewellyn.
"Our mentality from start to finish was excellent and we need to continue that this weekend.
"Eric (Ramsay) and I are conscious for us not to get carried away with the Leicester result.
"Even though we have learned a lot this season we are only at the start of a journey to turn the corner. If we can get a level of consistency the results will take care of themselves.
Llewellyn and Ramsay took over coaching the U18s in August with the side handed a harsh introduction to the division following a 6-0 loss to Brighton.
Despite the heavy defeat, Llewellyn feels the young Swans have matured significantly since that defeat.
"We have come a long way since then," said Llewellyn. "The only thing we will be focusing on will be the improvement in our performance.
"We want to show other teams in the league how far we have come and that we can compete in category one.
"Our mentality last weekend from start to finish was excellent and that must continue this weekend."
The league game against Brighton is part of a double header for the scholars as the Under-19s begin their quest for a seventh consecutive FAW Youth Cup title.
They face Mid Wales side Llanidloes Town at Landore on Sunday (2pm) in the second round, and Llewellyn insists his side are keen to progress.
"The game on Sunday will be a great opportunity for the entire squad to get game time," Llewellyn added.
"We won't be taking anything for granted against Llanidloes, we have a proud history in this competition and one we want to continue having won it the last six seasons.
"We will approach the game as if we were playing Chelsea, give the side the respect they deserve and look to play our game.
"It is another game where everyone will have a chance to impress."
Swans U18s squad (from): Lewis Thomas, Alex Lang, Ben Jones, Ben Morgan, Aaron Lewis, Conor Quigley, Causso Darame, Mael Davies, Jack Watts, Marco Dulca, Thomas Dyson, Jordan Jones, Jack Evans, Keiran Evans, Brandon Griffiths, Sean Hanbury, Liam Cullen, Liam Edwards.
Swansea City Under-18s face Brighton at Fairwood training ground on Saturday, November 7 - (11am)
The Under-19s begin the defence of the FAW Youth Cup at Landore training ground on Sunday, November 8 - (2pm)