Bersant's Potter praise

12th September 2018
First team

Bersant Celina reckons Graham Potter has proved he is a shrewd operator in the early stages of his Swansea City reign.

Kosovo international Celina is refocusing on club duty following a stint away with his country.

And ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Nottingham Forest, the summer signing from Manchester City has praised Potter for his ability to solve problems on the pitch.

Swans boss Potter has already used a host of formations this season and deployed a number of players in different positions.

And Celina believes victory for the 10-man Swans at Millwall last time out gave evidence of the manager’s nous.

“I think you can see how football smart he is when he makes decisions like he did in the Millwall game,” Celina said.

“A lot of us had to play in different positions in that game. I almost lost count of the number of positions I played in, while Oli (McBurnie) was on the left wing and Kyle (Naughton) moved into midfield.

“When you take that into consideration, plus the fact we were a man down after five minutes and lost both our captain and left-back through injury, it was an incredible result which shows our spirit.

“The manager sees a problem and corrects it. Everything he did at Millwall worked out perfectly for us.”

Celina has played every minute of the Swans’ Championship campaign to date having made the move from the Etihad Stadium in July.

He will look to maintain that record when Potter’s team take on Forest at the Liberty on Saturday (3pm).