Swansea City Under-21s Adnan Maric
19th April 2016
Adnan Maric revealed Swansea City Under-21s' excitement for their upcoming Premier League Division Two play-off match against Aston Villa.
The hard-working midfielder netted his first league goal for the development squad during their 3-0 win over Fulham on Monday, which stretched their unbeaten run to seven games.
A Kenji Gorre brace in the second half added to the score which helped the young Swans finish third in the Premier League Division Two table - one place above Villa.
And Maric, who signed a three-year contract extension last month, says his goal could not have come at a better time for the side.
"It is a great feeling when you score and it is great to help the team win with a goal ahead of the play-offs," said the 19-year-old.
"The whole team is in a positive mindset. We are seven games unbeaten and want to continue this good form.
"We are excited and really looking forward to the challenge against Villa. Going seven games unbeaten does not happen unless you are playing good football as a team.
"We can definitely win promotion if we keep disciplined and playing like we are, we have shown we have a very strong team and can handle good teams this season.
"There is more to come from us. We are working very hard behind the scenes and are achieving something special. I think there are more goals to come from me too.
"Our play-off game against Aston Villa will be a good test for us but they can't be underestimated as they have done well in the league.
"It has been a great season so far and to be in the play-offs only adds an extra spice for everyone a part of this team."
The Under-21s now meet Aston Villa in a one leg play-off semi-final later this month. The venue, date and time is yet to be confirmed.
Victory in that play-off game would see the U21s play either Arsenal or Blackburn in the play-off final for promotion to Premier League Division One.