Swansea City under-21s Tyler Reid

24th January 2017

Swans defender Tyler Reid has labelled tonight's Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final tie against Coventry City at the Liberty (7.30pm) as the biggest test of his career to date.
The young Swans are the last remaining under-21 side in the competition following their comeback win against Wolves' academy in the third round earlier this month.
The 19-year-old defender, who signed from Manchester United last summer, has started every game in the competition with the Swans beating the likes of Newport County and Plymouth Argyle along with the academy sides of Norwich and Wolves.
Despite having an impressive season that has seen the development side win ten consecutive games in all competitions, Reid knows tonight's encounter will be one of the toughest they have ever faced.
"Many of us starting tonight will not have had a bigger challenge in our careers," said the right-back.
"Playing against League One opposition and men's football will be demanding for us. I am looking forward to the challenge, but I can guarantee it will not be easy.



"We are thrilled to be the only under-21 side left in the competition. A quarter-final place means we are only two games from a Wembley final.
"Whoever we face at this stage will be a real test and we must be prepared for that. Coventry will be a very different test and we must start the game well if we want to succeed.
"Knock-out football is brutal at times. We will not get another chance and we'll get punished if we do not perform tonight. So we have to come out all guns blazing and attack from the first whistle. 
"As a team we have to show that we are ready - opportunities like this don't come every day. 
"We have to focus on ourselves and make sure we do our jobs. The hard work starts now."

You can read the full interview with Tyler in tonight's special Checkatrade Trophy edition of Jack Magazine for just £1.

Tickets for the game are still available online and from the ticket office. Swans supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to avoid queues on the night or by contacting 0844 815 6665. 

Adult - £5 
Concessions* - £1 

*Concessions are classed as Seniors (60+), Students with NUS card, and U16s.



Entertainment on the night

Please note, the Family Stand (LG South Stand) will be open from 6pm for both Swans and Coventry fans to access our special game station.
Kids can play on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, while they can compete against Swans stars to test their reaction skills in our 'Players Challenge'.
The fun doesn't stop there, though, as you can hit the net in our virtual reality penalty shoot-out game along with solving our interactive puzzles.
Cyril and Cybil the Swan will also pay a visit while face painting will be available.
Refreshments will be available to purchase in the South Stand concourse, while there will be a special grab and go menu for children.
The gaming station will be available until kick-off, where fans will then need to re-enter the stadium via their relevant turnstile.

Please note, the club shop will be open until kick-off (7.30pm) tonight.