Wolves under-23s will be hoping to make it two wins from two Premier League Cup matches this season as they face Swansea City on Saturday.
Rob Edwards’ side got their cup campaign off to a good start after Benny Ashley-Seal’s late winner saw Wolves claim a 2-1 victory over Hull City. While Swansea – a Premier League 2 Division 1 side – fell to defeat at Oxford United in their first game of the competition.
In the second of six group games prior to the knock-out stages, where the winner of each of the eight groups move forward into the quarter-finals, Wolves now visit a Swansea side who will be full of confidence following their first win in the league last week.
Landore Training Ground, Swansea
2-2 v Lincoln City (A) CTT
2-1 v Manchester United (H)
2-3 v Southampton (A)
4-1 v Tottenham (A)
1-1 v Arsenal (H)
3-5 v West Ham United (A)
WHAT THE BOSS THINKS
They're a good team with some excellent players, so it’ll be a good test for us. Swansea are in the league above because they got promoted a couple of years ago, so we know we’ll be up against some quality opposition.
It’ll be tough because they’ve hit some good form, beating Tottenham and drawing with Arsenal before that. They’ll be confident at home but we’re looking forward to the challenge.
I think they’ll respect us, as we respect everyone we go up against. They certainly won’t be fearing us, but they know they’ll have to be on their game because we’ve been pretty consistent this season.
On squad rotation
We’ve got a good squad and we want everyone to feel valued and this is an opportunity to give everyone the chance to play – if they deserve it. One or two players have been banging on the door, but because the others have done well in the league, it’s difficult. But we want to give everyone that opportunity.
26/11 Aston Villa (H)
3/12 Oxford United (A) PLC
10/12 Sunderland (A)
14/12 Fulham (H)
7/1 West Bromwich Albion (A)