Swansea City Under-21s Josh Sheehan Derby

15th September 2015

Josh Sheehan believes Swansea City Under-21s must learn from their defeat against Derby on Monday night and come back stronger.
The Welsh Under-21 international, who has captained the side in all four league games so far this season, saw his side slip to their second defeat after Derby made a second-half comeback to cancel out Oliver McBurnie's 57th minute opener at St George's Park.
The 20-year-old midfielder admitted the team performance did not match previous games this season and that the development squad must look to improve.
"This result is going to be a huge learning curve for us," said Sheehan, who spent time on loan at Yeovil last season. "We need to look at where we went wrong against Derby.
"We were poor in the first-half - it just did not go our way and we did not perform to the level we have done in previous games.
"We were stronger after the break and started well with Ollie (McBurnie) putting us one up.
"But from there we lost the grip of the game when a freak goal levelled the score before they punished us with the second."
He added: "We have all been left disappointed after a big battle in midfield.
"We have started the season really well. The result against Derby is the first game we have not performed this season.
"As a team we need to start learning to win games when we are not playing well and get some consistency.
"Our next game against Wolves will be a chance to bounce-back.
"We need to be on the front foot from the whistle and look to get a result."