Toshack: Checkatrade win the “ideal tonic”

31st October 2017
Checkatrade Trophy

Cameron Toshack labelled Swansea City Under-21s’ 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy victory against Forest Green as the ideal way to bounce back from successive league defeats.

A second-half double from Adam King helped the young Swans overcome the League Two outfit at The New Lawn Stadium.

Victory maintained the academy side's 100 per cent record in the tournament and ensured they finished top of Group E South to secure a home tie in round two. 

“We are really pleased with the win,” the Swans coach said.

“It is an important tournament for our young players because it shows they can compete against EFL teams.

“Our first-half performance was solid. We came under pressure after the break but kept attacking and got our reward with two goals in quick succession.

“They boys acquitted themselves really well and have put themselves in the shop window to show they are capable of playing at this level.

“Tonight’s win is the ideal tonic to recover from our defeats in the league last week.

“We wanted to get a win on the board and it is great to keep up our 100 per cent record in the cup competitions.

“Going forward. We need to stay grounded but continue to be ambitious. The key to our success in the tournament last season is that we did not get ahead of ourselves.

“We will stay focused and turn our attention to Saturday’s International Cup game.”