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Byers hails “confident” Swans

 

George Byers believes confidence is a key driving force behind Swansea City Under-23s’ unbeaten run in Premier League 2.

The young Swans took back-to-back wins in Division 2 with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday, their sixth in the league this season.

Midfielder Byers, who joined the Swans development squad on a two-year deal in the summer, helped the U23s take the lead at Bodymoor Heath when his corner ball found Owain Jones for a first half opening goal.

And the 20-year-old was pleased with his assist to help the side to their eighth win of the campaign in all competitions.

“We work a lot of set pieces in training,” he said. “So it is always good to get an assist when one comes off, hopefully we can build on this in the coming games.

“Monday was a tough match against a strong side. They changed their formation and were very aggressive on the attack so we are very happy with the win this week.

“Winning gives you confidence and we are a very confident team at the moment. 

“We were not at the races in the first ten minutes but once we got into the game we took the lead and started to control the game.

“Teams want to upset us when they play us because we are top of the league so we know we have to try and take control of games more often.

“We had to grind it out towards the end as Villa put a lot of pressure on us at the back, but I think we did well to defend their attack and prevent them getting an equaliser.

“I think we have the best attacking form in the league so far this season, we created a number of chances and have scored a decent amount of goals this season.

“It is good to get the wins, we just have to carry on the hard work and good form and I am confident more good results will follow.”


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