Swansea City Under-23s Cameron Toshack Newport
4th October 2016
Cameron Toshack wants Swansea City's youngsters to take the challenge to Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
The young Swans are still looking for their first point in the competition after losing their opening Group B South game 3-0 against League One side AFC Wimbledon.
Despite the defeat, Toshack insists the challenge of playing against Football League opposition is helping further develop the next generation of Swans.
"We are really excited about the opportunity to play against Newport," the under-23 coach said.
"The chance of being able to test ourselves against Football League opposition is a great test for the development of our players and helping them prepare for men's football.
"We know we need to impose ourselves better in this game than we did against Wimbledon last month.
"I felt we played some good football in patches but did not control possession as much as we know we can.
"When you play against professional players you don't get as much time on the ball, so when we get chances we have to take them.
"The international break means we will be without some players for this match but it only gives opportunities for others to prove themselves at this level.
"Playing against another Welsh side will be a good occasion and a challenge we must take on to progress in the competition."
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