By Gareth Vincent BBC Sport Wales 27 Aug From the section Swansea Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49489825 Read more about sharing. Each time a youth product reaches Swansea City's first team his shirt goes up on the wall at the club's academy.The joke doing the rounds at Landore - home of Swansea's youth set-up - right now is that they will soon need a new wall.The senior side are in Carabao Cup action against Cambridge United at Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night (19:45 BST).The likelihood is a significant chunk of the squad will be academy graduates.There were seven among the 18 players selected in the first round, when Swansea beat Northampton 3-1.Welshman Ben Cabango, 19, made an assured debut in central defence. There were also first-team bows for Jordon Garrick, a winger Swansea … [Read more...] about Can Swansea City’s academy be the gift that keeps on giving?
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Steve Cooper has revealed a raft of the club's under-23 players have been training with Swansea City's first team since his appointment as head coach. The Swans took no fewer than six members of Cameron Toshack and Gary Richards' squad with them to Spain for a week-long training camp in the early stages of pre-season. Three academy products - Jordon Garrick, Ben Cabango and Kees de Boer - made their first-team debuts in the 3-1 first round Carabao Cup win over Northampton Town at the Liberty Stadium earlier this month. It comes after Graham Potter used a total of nine players from the club's academy during his sole season as Swansea manager. And Cooper admits he's keen to ensure the pathway from the youth system to the first team remains firmly open. "Ben and Jordon are present at the moment and have been travelling with the squad, but that can change from game to game," said the Swansea head coach. "Since we started, Brandon Cooper's been with us on numerous occasions. Jack Evans has … [Read more...] about The academy players training with Swansea City’s first team
He departed Swansea City in the final hours of transfer deadline day in January. And Wilfried Bony's loan switch to Al-Arabi ensured that his Swansea career was officially over. Following last year's relegation from the Premier League, the Swans were under no illusions that Bony had to be moved on as the restructuring process continued at the club. It meant the forward - who can rightly stake a claim as being one of the club's greatest strikers in the top flight after a prolific first spell before joining Man City - left the Liberty Stadium for a second time having made only seven appearances under Graham Potter during the 2018/19 season. And while it was a decision that left Bony with a heavy heart, the frontman accepts it was vital for his career moving forward. "I had a really good time in Qatar, it was a chance for me to play every week," he admitted. "I wanted to go with the national team to the Africa Cup of Nations so it was very important for me to play. "I came back from … [Read more...] about The Wilfried Bony interview: Why I had to leave Swansea City
The new Championship is season is just under two weeks away and the new era at Swansea City is still being fine-tuned ahead of the opening-day clash with Hull City. Boss Steve Cooper will have already learned a lot from his side, who secured a fifth pre-season victory out of five with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. However, with Swansea set to round off their summer schedule at home to Serie A side Atalanta on Saturday, there are still a number of issues that Cooper still needs to address. Competition in the middle of the park Jay Fulton once again caught the eye at the Memorial Stadium by curling home an absolute beauty from 30 yards, his fourth goal of the summer, but his place in Cooper's preferred first XI is by no means guaranteed. George Byers, Matt Grimes and Tom Carroll are all potential options in the middle of midfield, all of whom will believe they deserve a place in the heart of the Swans midfield. Having captained the … [Read more...] about The key Swansea questions that must now be answered
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