Swansea City Under-21s Keston Davies Newcastle
29th September 2015
Swansea City Under-21s defender Keston Davies aims to kick-start his season after completing 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Newcastle in Premier League Division Two on Monday.
Davies was drafted into the heart of the U21s' defence to make his first start of the season at Whitley Park, with the 19-year-old cutting out a crucial Newcastle chance in the first half to help keep the score level.
The centre-back was one of two second-year scholars to secure a professional contract with the Swans last season after impressing for the U18s and captaining an U19s side to FAW Youth Cup victory over Cardiff in April.
And local product Davies, who hails from Killay, believes he has a lot to offer the development squad this season.
"It was good to get back out there and help the team to a 1-1 draw," Davies said.
"It can be frustrating when you are not playing. You just want to be out on the pitch getting game-time that will help you continue to develop.
"But I have had my chance and I think I played well to show Gary (Richards) and Cameron (Toshack) they have more options at the back this season.
"As a team we have made a great start to life in category one football. Playing at this level is much different compared to category two a few months back.
"It was a hard game against a Newcastle team with some senior players, but that is the level of experience we want to be up against to help us develop.
"Monday was a good test for me and I hope this can now kick-start my season. I want to get some more game time under my belt to maintain a place in the side."