Swansea City Under-18s West Ham
21st October 2016
Coach Chris Llewellyn revealed a number of players will be given an opportunity to shine when Swansea City Under-18s visit West Ham on Saturday (11am).
The young Swans were beaten 3-1 by Aston Villa in their previous Premier League South match last weekend despite taking the lead, and they will look for a better performance and result at Little Heath.
The Hammers sit second in the table with five wins from eight fixtures, and Llewellyn is hoping to see a number of players rise to the challenge and take their chance to impress.
"It will be a tough game," he admitted. "West Ham will be strong and physical side who will want to press us physically and we have to find a way to stand up to that challenge.
"Our performance against Aston Villa last game was frustrating. We had a lot of the ball and possession, took the lead but failed to push on from there. If we'd have moved the ball quicker in wide areas we could have put the game beyond doubt.
"However by only scoring the one goal and being slow to get into the game we allowed Villa the opportunity to get back at us in the second half. We must look to learn from that lesson and put it right this weekend.
"We have nailed down areas we need to address going forward and we must come out against West Ham and show signs of improvement.
"There will be changes for this game as we have a number of players looking to prove themselves.
"The key area of improvement must be to play out from the back to give the midfield a platform to go on an attack."
UNDER-18s SQUAD (from): Ross Treacy, 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.