Jamal Campbell-Ryce

Posh U18s face The Swans on Saturday morning.

Peterborough United U18s welcome Swansea City U18s to the idverde Training Ground on Saturday morning (11am) ahead of their final four games in the Under-18 Professional Development League.

The under 18s were held to a goalless draw by Reading FC last weekend, which included a penalty save from Jake West inside the opening two minutes. Posh still remain third in the table, six points behind Sheffield United having played the same amount of games.

The Swans, who compete in the southern section of the Professional Development League, are currently sat sixth in their respective league and are unbeaten in five games, including a 3-1 victory over Sheffield United in their previous game. 

Speaking ahead of the game, under 18s manager Jamal Campbell-Ryce said: “We are still chasing that second-place in the league, but we have played the same amount of games and they are six points ahead. So, we would have to rely on others to do us a favour but we need to make sure we do our job right, starting this weekend. 

“They are known for being a good in-possession team, but we have watched a few clips and seen they like to go direct as well. So, we will have to be ready for those long, straight balls and deal with them when they are posed to us.”

Posh are also in action on Wednesday evening (7:45pm) as they face Daventry Town U18s in the final of the U18 David Joyce Cup at the Victoria Mill Ground, but Campbell-Ryce isn’t looking ahead and wants to see an improved performance against The Swans.

“You have to take every game as it comes. First and foremost for me, we just need to make sure we get a positive performance and result against Swansea. We will also might have some players involved in the under 21s, however, the game on Wednesday is a long way away in my mind and full focus is on this weekend’s game.”

Updates of the game will be provided as much as possible on The Posh Academy Twitter account (@theposhacademy).