Toshack: U23s need time

12th October 2018

Cameron Toshack believes Swansea City Under-23s need time to gel as they aim to kickstart their Premier League 2 season.

The young Swans have seen several key men from their successful 2017-28 campaign step up to the first team in recent weeks.

The void they have left has been filled by a number of players who recently progressed from the under-18s after signing their first professional deals at the Liberty Stadium.

As a result, a youthful Swans side are still adapting to life in the top flight of development football, where they have collected three points from their opening six games.

Toshack admits it has been a baptism of fire for the players, but is confident their fortunes will change in time.

“It’s been a real challenge for the boys who have stepped up,” the under-23s coach said.

“We’ll get back on the training pitch, work on the way we want to play and highlight things we need to be better at.

“We must remember that five or six players who were with us last year are now playing in the first team and that is exactly what the academy is for.

“Now it’s about resetting, and we need to give these young men time to bed in and prove themselves.”