Toshack expects ‘difficult’ Foxes test

12th March 2018
Under-21s

Cameron Toshack believes title-chasing Leicester City will offer Swansea City Under-23s a real test when they meet in Premier League 2 at Landore tonight (7pm).

The Foxes sealed an emphatic 4-0 victory to leapfrog Liverpool into top spot of Division One last week. That result added to an impressive run that has seen Leicester only lose three of 26 games in all competitions.

Meanwhile, the young Swans are fifth after Everton ended their eight-game unbeaten league run at Goodison Park last Monday.

“Leicester will be a difficult game for us,” Toshack said

“It will be a really good test. Their brand of football is an excellent challenge for younger players coming into our group who have not experienced playing at a higher level.

“They are a physically strong side who look to dominate the opposition and have shown they can grind out results.

“They are fighting for the title and have an exceptional record, so we expect this to be one of our toughest games we face in the league all season.”

The Swans lost 2-0 when the sides met at Holmes Park in October. They face two games in less than a week with the visit of Manchester United to the Liberty Stadium this coming Sunday.

And despite a solid first season in the top flight, Toshack believes there are still areas where the squad can learn.

“Despite defeat against Everton on Monday we are happy with the way we played,” Toshack continued. “We created good chances, but need to improve our game management.

“Gary (Richards) and I want the players to go and express themselves, but they will have to earn the right to play because Leicester will be physical and direct.

“It is too soon to talk about our league position, but we have been pleased about how the group have conducted themselves this season.

“We are at a stage where we focus on our young players and how they are developing with different challenges.

“We have important games to come and are on the final lap of the season, so it is important we do ourselves justice during the end run.”

Watch tonight’s game live and free from Landore via swanseacity.com from 7pm. Entry is also free for fans, but there is no parking at the training ground.