'We want to finish on a high'
Jon Grey has highlighted the importance of Swansea City Under-19s ending their season on a high ahead of tonight's FAW Youth Cup final.
The young Swans will go in search of a ninth consecutive triumph in this competition – and 18th overall – when they take on Craig Bellamy's Cardiff City side at the Liberty Stadium (7.30pm).
Alongside Anthony Wright, Grey has overseen the under-18s' impressive Premier League South campaign, which culminated in a sixth-place finish.
And the coach is hopeful his players can build on their efforts in the league by lifting the under-19 trophy once more.
“It’s another cup final and another chance to retain the trophy,” Grey said. “We take the competition very seriously every year.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for the players to experience what it’s like to play at the stadium. A different atmosphere comes with it and the game will provide new surroundings for them to get used to.
“Overall, Anthony and I are delighted with how the group have progressed this season.
“It’s very important that we finish on a high. We want to win playing the way we have all season and we’d be delighted to retain this cup.”
The Swans have seen off Garden Village, Barry Town, Newport County and Connah’s Quay en route to tonight's final.
Fans are welcome at tonight's game, with tickets priced £5 adults and £2 concessions.