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Match Preview: Swansea City U21s v Rovers

4 December 2018

Rovers travel to Wales and the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening, to take on Swansea City Under-21s in the first knockout stage of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Rovers reached this stage after a second place finish in Southern Group L, whilst Swansea topped Group O by just one point.

The Gas' progression was ensured after the opening two games, with 2-0 wins over Yeovil Town and West Ham Under-21s, but a defeat to the same scoreline away at Exeter City meant it was the Grecians who claimed the top spot in the group.

Marcus' view: The Assistant Manager was on press duties at Tuesday morning's presser and emphasised that the side are not taking this competition lightly.


Preview: Marcus Stewart on Swansea City U21s

Linesy's view: The midfielder was also on media duty ahead of Wednesday night's clash with the young Swans.


Preview: Chris Lines on Swansea City U21s

Opposition: Swansea's progression in this tournament looked unlikely after matchday one, as they were blitzed 5-0 by League Two Stevenage Town. However, they recovered extremely well to nab 1-0 wins at third-tier outfits AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic to steal top spot in the group and earn Wednesday night's knockout clash against Rovers. They're not doing well in the Premier League 2 Divison One, however, with just one win in 11 and just a point and Blackburn Rovers separating them from the very foot of the table.

Tickets: Supporters can only purchase tickets on the day at the Liberty Stadium. 

Keeping Up With the Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Swansea can be heard through iFollow Gas. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking HERE. You can also watch the game live on iFollow.

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