Tom Davies

U21 Match Preview | Cambrian & Clydach Vale vs Cardiff City

Cardiff City's U21 side travel to face Cambrian & Clydach Vale in Round One of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Friday night - KO at 7:30pm.

Please note that tickets for Friday night's cup fixture have now sold out!

City's first competitive match of the 2023/24 season comes amidst the U21 side's pre-season preparations, with Cymru South outfit Cambrian & Clydach set to provide a stern test for the young Bluebirds away from home.

Cambrian finished in fifth place on the Cymru South table last season, with 47 points earned across the 30 match campaign, with the winners of the division - Barry Town United - being the sole side promoted to the Cymru Premier.

U21s Manager Darren Purse

Ahead of the fixture, U21s Manager Darren Purse anticipates a challenge for his side as they set off for Clydach Vale.

"We've been building minutes into our players throughout pre-season so far," began Darren. "Perhaps this fixture has come a little earlier than we'd have liked, but that's how things work out sometimes.

"It's nice to have this fixture in the calendar, because we'll be going up against a side that will want to beat a big city side from down the road! 

"It's important that the young players step up to the challenge against this senior side. The expectations will be high for us to perform and get the win, so we need to deal with the pressure, put on a performance and ensure that we get that win. It's going to be a tough test."