Boss braced for Rangers test

28th September 2018
First team

Graham Potter has told Swansea City to expect another stern Championship examination when they host Queens Park Rangers on Saturday (3pm).

The Swans will go in search of a first win in four games – and only a second on home soil this season – when they take on QPR.

Potter’s team are 14th in the second tier as they get set to play their 10th league game of the campaign.

They have made a promising start to life back in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League, though Potter reckons his team must do better when they are on the front foot.

He hopes improvements will start this weekend – but insists nothing will come easy against a Rangers side who have found some form.

The Hoops lost their first four league games of the season but bounced back by taking 10 points from 12 before defeat to Norwich last weekend.

And Potter said: “This game will be another difficult challenge for us.

“Credit to Steve and his players, they had a difficult start to the season but they have responded very well.

“They made some signings late in the window which improved their team.

“They have structure and organisation and they play good, effective football, so it will be a big test for us.”

Potter has spoken of his admiration for McClaren, Rangers’ vastly experienced former England boss.

“I sit here as a relatively young coach,” Potter added.

“Whenever I see people who have had the longevity Steve has had, I have nothing but respect for them.

“It’s not an easy job, but he has a lot of experience and he has had success in different football cultures. I have nothing but respect for someone who has been in management as long he has.”


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