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Under-23 preview | Swansea vs Wolves

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Wolves under-23s are back in Premier League Cup action on Thursday afternoon, aiming to maintain their 100 per cent record in the competition as they head to Swansea City.

The development side got off to a positive start in their opening two fixtures, as James Collins’ men followed up a 1-0 victory over Premier League 2 Division 1 outfit West Ham United with an entertaining win at Exeter City.

The under-23s are looking to make it three wins in a row in Group F as they travel to south Wales for the 2pm kick-off this afternoon, with their place at the top of the group table under threat from a buoyant West Ham side which replicated Wolves’ result from last time out with a 3-2 win of their own over Exeter a few weeks ago.

With the matches being played both home and away and the top two sides from each group progressing into the round of 16, Wolves will be confident to build on their win over Birmingham City last Friday evening when they face a Swansea side who have just one point in the group stages.

The young Swans team have only played one of their six group matches so far, as Dylan Morgan’s goal earned his side a 1-1 draw with Exeter. Kris O’Leary’s men are also looking for their first win in five in all competitions.

Supporters can watch all the action from the Swansea City Academy live this afternoon, as the match is streamed online via wolves.co.uk, the Wolves App and the Wolves YouTube channel.

The live Wolves TV match stream, beginning at 1.55pm, can be found here, or click here to watch on YouTube, while supporters can also catch download the Wolves App now on iOS here and on Android here.

WHEN

Thursday, 2pm

WHERE

Swansea City Academy

LAST THREE

Wolves

2-1 vs Birmingham City (A)

0-3 vs Crewe Alexandra* (A) PJT

1-1 vs West Bromwich Albion (H)

Swansea

1-3 vs Charlton Athletic (H)

1-1 vs Sheffield United (A)

1-3 vs Cardiff City (H)

WHAT THE BOSS THINKS

After claiming victory at St James Park last time out in the Premier League Cup, head coach James Collins was delighted that his side were able to extend their unbeaten record in the competition.

“We want to win every game we play,” Collins said. “At under-23 football, you’ve got to get used to going on winning runs and getting used to winning.

“It isn’t the be all and end all. That is the performance and getting some players through the system, some players that the manager likes, but winning helps.

“It helps breed confidence and it helps them to express themselves, because when you win, everyone’s enjoying it.”

NEXT FIVE

25/11 Swansea City (A) PLC

29/11 Norwich City (H)

03/12 Fulham (A)

13/12 West Ham United (A) PLC

20/12 Newcastle United (H)


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