Toshack calls on U23s to continue league form

29th January 2018
Under-21s

Cameron Toshack wants to see Swansea City Under-23s continue their five game unbeaten run when they face West Ham in Premier League 2 at Landore on Monday (7pm).

The young Swans' 3-3 draw against Derby this month added to a run of four successive league victories, with Arsenal, Sunderland, Liverpool and Chelsea all seen off during an impressive stretch of form.

The development side also tasted success in the Premier League Cup last week by claiming a 4-3 victory over Colchester encounter, but Toshack insists there is still room for improvement.

“We want to continue our good run of form and back that with excellent performances,” the under-23s coach said.

“We were pleased to get the win over Colchester last week, but we only showed glimpses of what we are capable of.

“We say back too much at time and let them back into the game. The same happened against Derby, where we threw away a 3-1 lead. So there are still areas to improve on.”

Swansea City’s under-23s were on the end of a disappointing 5-2 defeat the last time the sides met in the league in August.

But Toshack believes the young Swans have developed since then as West Ham go into the game off the back of a win over Manchester United and a goalless draw at home to Leicester.

“Every team has their blips,” he said. “That was a day where we were not at our best against a very good side.

“I think we have grown and improved a lot since then. But that defeat must be a warning of what West Ham can do.

“We are more than capable of competing with anyone on our day. We want to continue to maintain our league position and look to progress from here.”