Youngsters impress Britton

16 Jul

Leon Britton says Swansea’s youngsters are taking their chance to impress on the club’s summer US tour.

Swansea: Youngsters impress BrittonSwansea: Youngsters impress Britton

The Swans have been training in the states in preparation for the new Premier League season and play Richmond Kickers in their latest pre-season game on Sunday.

Boss Francesco Guidolin will hope for another confidence-boosting victory after the 4-0 win over Charlotte Independence earlier this week, and he is again set to give youngsters like Oliver McBurnie, Kenji Gorre, Stephen Kingsley, Josh Vickers, Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon and Dan James more game-time.

Midfielder Britton has been impressed with what he’s seen from the rising stars so far.

“There are some young lads out here and it’s good for them to have a chance to show the manager what they are about, because he might not have known too much about them,” he said in the South Wales Evening Post.

“He can see them up close and they have an opportunity in these games to really make an impression.

“They have to try to do enough to make sure they will be in the first-team squad and training with the senior lads when the rest of the boys come back, because they are all promising players.”

He added: “Josh (Vickers) came from Arsenal and has a very good pedigree. I think he has played over 100 times in the Ryman League and he’s a confident lad.

“Connor Roberts has come back after doing really well last season at Yeovil. Joe Rodon and Dan James are two young lads but I think everyone has been impressed with them. They trained with us a few times last season as well so we have seen they are talented players.

“And Ollie McBurnie showed the potential he has got with a really good goal against Charlotte. Maybe some of the fans don’t know too much about them yet, but it’s exciting to see a few more young players coming through.”


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