Swansea City Under-21s Oliver McBurnie
23rd February 2016
Oliver McBurnie was left frustrated as the Under-21s slipped to their sixth defeat of the season in Premier League Division Two away at Aston Villa on Monday night.
The Swans striker pulled a goal back from the penalty spot as the development squad fought back from a two-goal deficit at half-time.
But, despite creating a number of chances at Walsall's Banks's Stadium, the young Swans could not find an equaliser before the final whistle.
"It was a disappointing and frustrating result for us," McBurnie said. "We had some good chances to take the lead early on and if they had gone in it could have been a different story for us.
"We suffered the consequences from not being clinical enough in front of goal.
"To be fair to Villa they have had a strong first half and we have not got out of second gear.
"We have managed to pull a goal back and have dominated for spells in the second half, but Villa defended well once they went down to ten men and we were not creative enough to get past them."
The Scotland Under-21 international, coincidentally, scored his first goal for the development squad since their 5-0 win over Aston Villa at Landore back in October last year.
The 19-year-old - who returned to SA1 following a successful one-month loan spell with League Two side Newport County in December last year - bagged his eighth goal of the season for the development squad from the penalty spot shortly after Villa were reduced to ten men.
"It is great to be back on the score sheet," he added. "But overall it was a frustrating night for us in front of goal especially because we had so much of the ball.
"I do not worry about goal droughts but I do about the performances.
"We had the quality to win the game but we did not show it, which needs to change as we want to pick up as many wins as we can from this point on."