Toshack: Let's build on Wimbledon

21st September
Under-23s

Cameron Toshack has urged Swansea City Under-23s to build on their win at AFC Wimbledon when they face Blackburn Rovers in Premier League 2 on Saturday (1pm).

The young Swans are looking to kick on following Tuesday’s impressive 1-0 victory in the Checkatrade Trophy by recording their first win in the top flight of development football this season.

Toshack has been pleased by the under-23s’ performances so far this term and believes they have been unlucky not to get a league victory under their belts.

However, he is hopeful they will get their first on the board at Landore on Saturday . 

“The plan is to build on Tuesday’s victory,” the under-23s coach said.

“I thought we were a little unfortunate against Derby (1-1) and Chelsea (0-1) when, perhaps on another day, both of those results could have gone in our favour.

“Now we’re hopeful of turning the page and focusing not only on good performances but on turning them into victories.”

Blackburn have made a slow start to life in Premier League 2 following their promotion to the top flight last season.

Like the Swans, they have collected two points from their opening five games.

Toshack says he can empathise with Rovers after enduring the same experience with the Swans last term.

“Like we did last season, Blackburn have come up and found the league quite challenging,” he added.

“When you first come up, it’s difficult because you’re playing against the top development sides in Europe.

“These teams also drop in worldwide names like Liverpool did against us last weekend with the likes of Divock Origi, Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne.

“We also came up against two Scottish internationals against Derby in Ikechi Anya and Chris Martin. This makes it all the more difficult.”