Swansea City Under-21s Newcastle United Premier League
3rd April 2016
Gary Richards has called on Swansea City Under-21s to continue their winning momentum when they host Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium on Monday (7pm).
The Magpies go into the game following a 1-1 draw against Brighton, while the Swans development squad are unbeaten in their last three games.
A 5-0 victory over Blackburn at Landore a fortnight ago moved the U21s up to sixth in Premier League Division Two - just two points off a play-off place.
And Richards has called on the young side to continue their good form.
"We want to continue the momentum we have built over the last three games," he said. "Going into our last four games off the back of a 5-0 win can only boost confidence.
"As a team we were clinical in the final third and took the opportunities we created against Blackburn, so we must look to continue that on Monday against Newcastle.
"We now go into a crucial stage of the season with play-off places to be decided but our focus will be to take each game as it comes. We are are not looking any further than Monday's game."
Striker Owain Jones returned from injury last month to feature for the games against Wolves and Blackburn, netting three goals in the process.
Richards hailed his return and believes there is more to come from the 19-year-old.
"I am pleased Owain has done well," he added. "He was a big player for myself and Cameron (Toshack) when we led the U18s last season.
"He has made a big impact the last two matches, so we hope he takes that confidence into the match on Monday and can end the season well."
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.
The Under-21s' game against Newcastle will be played at the Liberty Stadium on Monday, April 4 (7pm). Tickets are £3 for adults, £1 for children and season ticket holders.