Toshack: Opportunity knocks for young Swans
Cameron Toshack believes Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy tie against Charlton Athletic is a huge opportunity for Swansea City’s Under-21s to prove themselves against experienced players.
The young Swans face the League One side at the Liberty Stadium in the second round of the competition tomorrow evening (7pm).
The Swans secured victories over League Two sides Cheltenham Town, Newport County and Forest Green Rovers to progress to the knockout stage for a second successive season, while the Addicks finished second in their group.
“Tomorrow is another great opportunity for this side to prove themselves,” Toshack said.
“Our young players have shown they can play against EFL sides and that they are good enough to perform against experienced players.
“The football is more physical and demanding than our league games and we have shown with results on the pitch that we can raise our game to that level.
“The tournament is definitely helping our players develop and this game is another great opportunity to show that.
“If opportunities come up with the first team, whether it be training or playing, tomorrow’s game is a great opportunity to show why our young players should be considered.
“Charlton have made a great start to their league campaign. They are an organised attacking football team.
“We have to be ready and stand up to the test they give and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Ticket & parking details
Tickets for the game at the Liberty Stadium are on sale now priced at £5 for adults and £1 for children and concessions. Spectators can pay at the door. Parking at the stadium will be available on site at £3 per space.
Due to EFL rules, the Swansea City will be unable to stream the game live on the club’s official website.
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