Wright: We're looking to bounce back

24th November 2017

Anthony Wright has called for a positive response from Swansea City Under-18s when they face Leicester City in Premier League South on Saturday (12pm).

The young Swans suffered their first defeat in four league games when they went down 5-2 against Tottenham Hotspur at Landore last time out.

Although the hosts were on top for most of the high-scoring contest, a lack of a cutting edge eventually proved costly as their three-match winning streak came to an end.

Nevertheless, Wright insists the players can take plenty of positives from their efforts last week.

“Although we lost, the performance was really good,” he said. “We dominated for long spells of the game but didn’t defend particularly well, which is unusual for us. 

“We also had a lot more opportunities in that game than we do in most, but just couldn’t put the ball in the net.

“We go into every game in a positive manner believing we can compete and win. That’s always the approach we have as a group.

“Prior to last week, we’d won three league games on the bounce, so we’re in good form and looking to bounce back by getting a positive result.”

The Swans will have their work cut out against in-form Leicester, who are second in the table having won four of their five home matches in Premier League South this season.

But having won all three meetings between the sides last season, the Swans can move level on points by recording a fourth straight victory over the Foxes, and Wright is confident they can get a positive result.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game. Every game in this league is difficult whether you’re home or away," he added. "It’s usually fine margins between winning and losing. 

“Leicester have had a really good season so far, although we’re only three points behind them. So, if we can get a positive result, it’ll put us back in the mix for second place.

"They have a squad full of second-year scholars and play a very direct game. They are strong and physical, but we’ve had a look at where we think we can expose their weaknesses and, hopefully, we can put that into practice.”