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Wolves vs Swansea City | U23 Match preview

Despite already qualifying for the last 16 of the Premier League Cup with Friday night’s Molineux victory over Oxford United, Wolves under-23s have the chance to finish the group stages unbeaten when they welcome Swansea City to Compton Park on Tuesday evening.

Rob Edwards’ side are three points clear of their visitors, knowing anything better than a 2-0 defeat will see the team win Group E. However, the head coach insists his players are aiming high.

Wolves and Swansea, who are in the division above their opposition in Premier League 2, matched each other in the reverse fixture at the Swans’ training ground as the game finished 1-1 back in November.

WHEN

Friday 6pm

WHERE

Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground sponsored by Fosun International

LAST THREE

Wolves

2-0 v Oxford United (H) PLC

4-0 v Norwich City (H)

1-0 v Fulham (H)

Swansea

2-2 v Hull City (A) PLC

2-0 v Chelsea (A)

0-1 v Everton (H)

WHAT THE BOSS THINKS

On getting through to last 16

“It was really pleasing, nice to be through, but we’ve got another tough game against Swansea on Tuesday to finish off the group.

“From our point of view the group is done, but we’ve also got a big game to look forward to away at Middlesbrough next Friday as well, so it’s a busy week.”

On finishing the group strongly

“You go into every game wanting to try and compete well and we want to always perform well. First of all, we have to prepare well.

“We had a day off on Saturday, but we were back in to Compton on Sunday and Monday ready to play Tuesday. We’ve got to recover well, prepare right and then perform. Hopefully then the result takes care of itself.

“Of course, we want to try and win every game that we go into, but the attitude, the focus and the commitment has got to be right, like it was against Oxford on Friday, and we can mix it with almost anyone.”

On facing Swansea

“We look forward to another game on Tuesday, it’s nice because you want the games to come thick and fast.

“As a player you want that, you want to be out performing on that pitch, so we’re looking forward to Swansea.”

NEXT FIVE

1/3 Middlesbrough (A)

11/3 Southampton (H)

30/3 Newcastle (A)

8/4 Aston Villa (A)

15/4 Stoke City (H)

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