Swansea City started their 2020 off with a 1-0 win against Charlton Athletic in the Championship last night.
A single goal from Yan Dhanda in the 14th-minute was enough for Swansea to see off a youthful Charlton side.
Lee Bowyer was without 13 first-team players last night and was forced to field six homegrown players, all aged under 20-years-old.
It gave Steve Cooper’s side the upper-hand going into the game, but they didn’t have it all their own way.
After the game, Ben Wilmot posted this message on his Instagram:
Wilmot came on for Mike van der Hoorn in the second-half, with the Dutchman slowly being reintroduced to the side after injury.
In his absence, the Watford-loanee has stepped in and proved his worth to Cooper, who’s side have now won three of their last six in the Championship, keeping as many clean sheets in that time too.
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The 20-year-old Wilmot has earned a lot of praise on-loan in South Wales this season. He along with the likes of Joe Rodon and Ben Cabango are a young group of defenders plying their trade under Cooper, and impressing in doing so.
Swansea fans would love to see him make the move permanent in the summer but with how well he’s been playing, and with how many other talented and youthful centre-backs that Swansea have, there may be no place for him.
Next up for the Swans is a trip to West London to face QPR in the FA Cup Third Round this weekend.