Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s page in the match day programme for this evening’s EFL Cup encounter. As usually we’d like to give a warm welcome to our opponents, Cambridge United, and their fans who have made the long trip to South West Wales. We hope you enjoy your visit to our city, although we plan to be the ones progressing to the next round!
Our last article was prior to the Birmingham City game and it was wonderful to see our good form continue with an excellent performance culminating in a 3-0 victory, keeping us level on points with the league leaders. A special mention to Borja Baston who currently tops the Championship Top Scorers’ chart and an excellent performance by Yan Dhanda who seized his chance in the starting line-up with a fine display, capped by earning the penalty for the third goal.
A tough challenge awaits at Elland Road on Saturday as we look to continue our fine start against Leeds United in a top-of-the-table clash of two undefeated teams. This will be a big test against one of the favourites for promotion but we’re sure the team are more than up for the challenge. We’re also sure that the Jack Army will be there in large numbers to loudly cheer the team on to victory!
Moving on to tonight’s fixture, which is in a competition that will always hold a special place in the hearts of all Swans fans due to our 2013 cup win. We’re still in the early stages of the competition, so it’s a bit early to be dreaming of a repeat just yet, but tonight provides an opportunity for some of our promising young players to stake a claim for more regular first team action, as we saw in the last round with Jordan Garrick starring. While we’re sure Cambridge United will provide tough opponents, we have every faith in our squad to rise to the challenge and book our place in the next round.
The Trust would like to thank everyone who attended the consultation event at the Liberty Stadium last Wednesday for the new pop-up sensory room, which will enable fans to access the game in a calm, safe environment. The Club and the DSA, including Trust representative Cath Dyer, have been working jointly on this project for the last two years, which included a trial during the pre-season friendly against Atalanta. Further information regarding availability and a welcome pack will be published by the club and the DSA in the coming weeks.
We’d also like to bring attention to a “quiet hour” at the Swans Club Shop, every first Saturday of each month, between 9-10am. The DSA has requested this to provide supporters with the opportunity to visit in a calm environment where TVs are turned off, lights dimmed, and music not played.
As usual, we’d like to remind everyone that your Swans’ Trust representatives can be found at the pod outside the West Stand prior to tonight’s match and that you can keep up with all Trust news at www.swanstrust.co.uk or via our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.