Toshack: Plenty to play for

30th October 2017
Checkatrade Trophy

Cameron Toshack insists there is still plenty for Swansea City Under-21s to play for in Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy group tie against Forest Green at The New Lawn (7.45pm).

Victories against EFL sides Cheltenham Town and Newport County have already seen the young Swans qualify for round two of the competition alongside their next opponents.

An outright or penalty shootout win over the newly promoted League Two side would see the Swans academy youngster finish top of Group E and secure a home draw in the next round.

And following back-to-back defeats against Leicester City and Everton in Premier League 2 last week, Toshack admits the Swans have a chance to regroup in their upcoming cup fixtures. 

“It is good to put the league to one side and turn our attention our cup campaigns,” the coach said.

“Even though we have already qualified for the next round of the trophy, there is still something to play for in this game.

“We still want to finish top of the group to get a home draw in the next round so it is important we fight for the win.

“We have earned two very good victories against EFL opposition so far and can take the positives from that into tomorrow’s game.

“It will be a good opportunity for our boys to go and play with some freedom.

“We will need to wait and see who is available but it is an ideal opportunity to feature players who have not had many minutes so far this season.”

Away fans can purchase tickets for tomorrow's game from the away ticket office at The New Lawn Stadium.