Young pro Ben Davies is hoping to make the most of his big opportunity during the Swans’ American tour.
The 19-year-old was one of ten changes made for the second half of the tour opener against Colorado Rapids.
Davies put in a good shift too as he defended well at left-back and put some excellent crosses into the Rapids box.
And with Neil Taylor on Olympic duty with Team GB, Davies and Fede Bessone are both looking to catch the eye of Michael Laudrup.
“It has been great so far. To be involved with the first team in a tour like this is great,” said Davies, who turned pro last summer.
“I thought I would have been travelling to Aberystwyth not America, so it was a nice surprise to be involved in the tour squad.
“To get on against the Rapids was great for me. I thought I did well and I enjoyed the experience.
Playing in those hot conditions and at high altitude was very difficult. My mouth was very dry, the air was thin, so it was difficult to run around.
“I’m hoping to use this trip as a step to push on with the first team.
"Tayls is obviously away with Team GB at the moment, so it’s an opportunity for me to show what I can do.”
The next game on the Swans schedule is a match against Ventura County Fusion on Saturday.
Friday’s training session was held at the venue for the game – Oxnard College – and Davies can’t wait to get the game underway.
“I’m hoping to play 45 minutes against Ventura Fusion, and that will give me another chance to prove myself to the manager,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to the game and being a part of things again.”
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