Swansea City Under-21s Aston Villa Premier League Division Two
21st February 2016
Swansea City Under-21s could welcome back goalkeeper Josh Vickers to the squad for the trip to the Midlands to face Aston Villa in Premier League Division Two on Monday (7pm).
The shot-stopper has been out of action since November with a hand injury, but he could feature for the first time in three months while midfielder Ryan Blair is hoping to make his first competitive appearance since joining from Falkirk last month.
Meanwhile, Lee Lucas continues his recovery from a 19-month knee ligament injury with the midfielder hoping to play a part.
"We have no fresh injury concerns and everyone is fighting for a place in the starting line-up," said U21s coach Gary Richards.
"Our training sessions this week have been very competitive and we will look to take that into our game against Aston Villa."
The development squad go into Monday's game unbeaten in 2016.
The young Swans came from behind to win 2-1 at West Ham thanks to goals from Josh Sheehan and Adam King.
"We have had a great start to the year with two good performances away at Arsenal and West Ham," added Richards.
"We showed a lot of character and resilience to come back from a goal down and beat West Ham.
"It was pleasing to see the amount of opportunities we created on the counter attack. As a team we felt unlucky not to get a few more goals."
Swansea ran out 5-0 winners when the sides last met in the league in October.
But Richards has urged caution following that result as Villa have taken five league wins since then to rise to third in the table.
"We can't take anything for granted following that result," he added.
"Villa are a very good academy side and are having a strong season in the league, so we can't be complacent.
"Monday's match will be a totally different game. Everything fell into place that day where we took our chances.
"At this stage our main focus is not where we are in the table but on the games itself and to make sure our performance levels are up to standard. If we get that right the table will take care of itself."
SWANS U21 SQUAD (from): Josh Vickers, Gregor Zabret, Oliver Davies, Raheem Hanley, Alex Gogic, Liam Shephard, Keston Davies, Lee Lucas, Alex Bray, Joe Rodon, Stephen Kingsley, Ryan Blair, Josh Sheehan, Jay Fulton, Adam King, Daniel James, Adnan Maric, Tom Holland, Owain Jones, Henry Jones, Kyle Copp, Botti Biabi, Oliver McBurnie
Follow live updates from Swansea City Under-21s' match against Aston Villa at Walsall's Banks' Stadium via Twitter - @SwansOfficial - on Monday from 6pm.