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PREVIEW: Crystal Palace U18s v Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s travel down the M4 to South London to face Crystal Palace in a mid-table league clash on Saturday morning. 

The side go into the game off the back of a 3-0 win over Charlton at Fairwood training ground last weekend while they also beat Bow Street 14-0 in the FAW Youth Cup. 

Coach Cameron Toshack believes this weekend will be another tough test for his young squad. 

He said: “Like all the London teams we face they will be physically strong with three or four individually gifted players to look out for. 

“We have shown progress in the past few weeks but I want us to pass the ball a bit better this weekend. 

“The lads have shown real improvement since the start of the season. We have been short in certain areas but now we need to start showing consistency. 

“The 3-0 result in the league followed by the 14-0 cup win was excellent. We played very well, worked on certain patterns of play and executed them well scoring from those patterns down the flanks. 

“The key thing for me and Gary (Richards) in the last two games is the fact we haven’t let in a goal. All good teams are based on a solid defence and that must continue.” 

Liam Cullen and Keiran Evans are not included in the squad as they are away on international duty with Wales in the Victory Shield. 

Swans Under-18’s team from: Lewis Thomas, Gareth Owen, Aaron Lewis, Cameron Gilchrist, Joe Rodon, Jordan Sherman, Cai Owens, Dylan Thomas, Jamie Latham, Adnan Maric, Kyle Copp, Dan James, Steve Fallon, Owain Jones, Brandon Griffiths, Ashleigh Harries, Jack Evans, Tom Dyson. 

Kick-Off at Crystal Palace Training Ground is at 11am.


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