Swansea City Under-21s Cameron Toshack Owain Jones
8th April 2016
Coach Cameron Toshack has called on Swansea City Under-21s to continue their stunning form in front of goal when they face Stoke in a key fixture at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday (2pm).
Both sides are chasing a play-off place in Premier League Division Two with the Potters once place and two points above the development squad.
The Swans - who still have three games to play this season - go into the game off the back of a four-game unbeaten run that includes 5-0 and 5-3 wins over Blackburn and Newcastle respectively.
And Toshack is looking for more of the same as the young Swans to maintain a winning mentality this weekend.
"This match is important to our play-off hopes, so it is important we continue to remain consistent," he said.
"It is Stoke's final game of the season and they have everything to play for, so we are expecting a tough match.
"But we are fully focused on the task in hand and looking forward to playing at the Britannia Stadium.
"It is important for our players' development that they get to play at big arenas, so it will be a good challenge."
Two goals from striker Oliver McBurnie helped the Swans beat Stoke at Landore in August.
However, with the Scottish Under-21 international currently on loan at Bristol Rovers, in form frontman Owain Jones looks set to continue up front.
The Welsh striker has netted five goals in his last three appearances for the U21s, including a brace in Monday's win over Newcastle, and Toshack hopes their impressive attacking form will continue in Staffordshire.
"We performed well against Newcastle on Monday and looked a threat from all over the pitch when we had the ball," he added. "We must look to maintain that attacking form this weekend.
"We will get what we deserve if we perform well. We have worked hard on and off the pitch to create this four-game unbeaten run.
"If we want that run to continue then consistency is key in order for us to secure a strong finish to the season."
SWANS U21 SQUAD (from): Josh Vickers, Gregor Zabret, Oliver Davies, Raheem Hanley, Alex Gogic, Keston Davies, Lee Lucas, Alex Bray, Joe Rodon, Ryan Blair, Josh Sheehan, Jay Fulton, Adam King, Daniel James, Adnan Maric, Tom Holland, Owain Jones, Henry Jones, Kyle Copp, Botti Biabi.