Swansea City Under-21s Aaron Lewis
6th April 2016
Aaron Lewis is aiming to establish himself in the Swansea City Under-21s squad following an impressive performance against Newcastle United on Monday night.
The U18s defender produced a solid display at right-back in his first start of the season for Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack's side, who edged out the Magpies 5-3 in an entertaining contest at the Liberty Stadium on Monday.
Lewis also went close to getting his name on the scoresheet in the second half, only for a brilliant save from point-blank range by keeper Nathan Harker to deny the defender his first U21s goal.
And the 17-year-old is keen to feature in the U21s' three remaining fixtures as they push for the Premier League Division Two Play-offs.
"It was a good game and good to get a win," said Lewis. "In the first half we were excellent, but I don't think we quite matched that standard in the second half.
"It was good to get my first start though, and I think I did well. Hopefully, after that performance, there's more to come."
Lewis, who has been part of the Swans academy for ten years, was in the U19s squad that won the 2014/15 FAW Youth Cup and recently travelled with them to South Africa for the Metropolitan Premier Cup.
He has featured prominently for the U18s in their first season in the Premier League South Division, where the young Swans currently five games unbeaten.
And the energetic right-back is pleased is hopeful of making the progression into the Under-21s side on a more regular basis next season.
"Going up to category one level made it a difficult start to the season for us," he added. "But everyone has started to adapt and develop.
"The next step for me is pushing onto the U21s - this is where I want to be."