Swansea City Under-23s Gary Richards

19th September

Coach Gary Richards hailed his side's character as Swansea City Under-23s came from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at Landore on Monday.
The development squad were behind inside ten minutes before midfielder George Byers equalised on the stroke of half-time. But winger Daniel James secured all three points with a penalty five minutes after the restart.
The win sees the young Swans maintain their unbeaten home record in Premier League 2 (Division 2) following wins against West Brom and West Ham in August. 
"It was important to get back to winning ways after our defeat against Middlesbrough last week," Richards said.
"We were disappointed to concede a goal so early from a set piece but we showed character to fight and maintain possession in the first half and were rewarded with a deserved goal just before half-time.
"We were pleased with the first-half performance but disappointed we did not create more chances to test their keeper in the final third, which is an area of improvement.
"We moved the ball quickly and played some attractive football. At the same time we were strong in defence and made some crucial headers and tackles in the closing stages of the game to keep the lead.
"Overall myself and Cameron (Toshack) are pleased with the win. It is great to maintain our unbeaten home record.
"The longer we can keep our unbeaten run going at Landore the better our season will be."