Toshack: U23s deserve credit

29th January 2018

Cameron Toshack hailed Swansea City Under-23s’ professional performance as they ran out 3-0 winners over West Ham in Premier League 2 at Landore.

The Swans struck twice before half-time with George Byers and Jordan Garrick on target, while substitute Kenji Gorre put the game beyond doubt after the break.

The result extends the Swans' unbeaten league run to six games, with five wins from their last half-dozen outings in Division One.

And Toshack believes the young crop of Swans deserve plenty of credit for that sequence of results.

“As a group we are very pleased with the result,” said Toshack.

“We tasked the group to carry on the momentum from our recent league form and we did that with another professional performance.

“The team deserve a lot of credit for extending their unbeaten run and winning five games from six.

“It shows that if our performance levels are right then we are capable of challenging anyone in the league.”

The victory keeps the Swans fifth in the table and within touching distance of the top four places heading into Friday’s game away against Manchester City.

And after dropping points in a 3-3 draw at Derby earlier this month and conceding late goals to Colchester in the Premier League Cup last week, Toshack believes they have taken steps forward with game management.

“We have proven we can play good football and put teams to the sword,” he added.

“But we have lacked game management with our last few results and some of the scorelines have not looked like what the players deserved.

“The West Ham game was very different. We maintained our attacking emphasis and created a number of chances in front of goal but made sure we defended well and saw the game out.”