Swansea City forward Liam Cullen produced an excellent display during the Under-23 side’s 4-0 over Everton on Monday night, with the 20-year-old netting all four goals during the impressive win.
This is now the second time in two weeks that Cullen has netted a hat-trick for the Under 23s following his three-goal haul against Middlesbrough earlier in the month, with the attacker now staking a serious claim for a place in the first-team fold.
Cullen’s four strikes ensured the Swans’ progression to the quarter-final of the Premier League International Cup, while the Swansea academy product has now scored a strong tally of 17 goals in all competitions for the Under 23s this campaign.
The Wales youth international was linked with a loan move to Cypriot side Pafos earlier this month, but there has since been no further movement on this deal with the winger now looking set to remain in South Wales for the remainder of the season.
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Plenty of Swansea supporters took to Twitter following Cullen’s four goals to praise the 20-year-old for his recent performances, while many of them claimed the frontman should now be involved in Steve Cooper’s first-team plans.
Here are some of the responses…
First team is calling
— Liam (@LiamaThomas21) January 27, 2020
Right then let’s get him involved on Saturday, this kid is ready💪🏻
— Gripp (@KurtisRonan) January 27, 2020
If he doesn't go out on loan then he HAS to be involved in the match day squads!
— Andrew Concannon (@AndrewConcanno5) January 27, 2020
He has to be getting on the bench now that’s he second hat trick in as many weeks
— NORTHBANK➡️EASTSTAND JACK 🦢⚽️🏴🌱 (@jackarmy117) January 27, 2020
The future is bright🙌🏻
— 🦢Swans and Football Stuff⚽️ (@SwansandStuff) January 27, 2020
Something not right if he's not on the bench up in Preston on Saturday
— Warren Taylor (@wazza1983) January 27, 2020
Scoring goals for fun..get him in first squad in this form
— wayne scourfield (@wscourfield2612) January 27, 2020
— JakMorgan® (@jak_edan) January 27, 2020