'The boys have started well'

16th September 2018
First team

Declan John believes Swansea City can take plenty of positives from their 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Graham Potter’s side played out a stalemate with Forest in a low-key encounter with few chances at the Liberty.

The draw moves the Swans on to 12 points from their opening seven games of the league campaign.

And despite feeling the hosts could have had more, John insists he and his team-mates have reason to be optimistic going forward.

“It was a tough afternoon for us,” the left-back said. “We could have had the three points.

“Both teams had a couple of chances, but we dug in and a draw was a fair result.

“I think the boys have started well. In this league, the points are the main thing.

“A point from a game like that isn’t too bad, especially when the teams you’re coming up against are going to be tough.”

John made his first Championship appearance for the Swans yesterday following his summer move from Rangers.

The Welsh international has been short of game-time this season and was delighted to get a taste of the action.

“I was glad to be back out there,” said the 23-year-old, whose one previous Swans appearance came in the Carabao Cup.

“I’m really happy to make my first league start.

“Before the cup game, I hadn’t played for about two months through injury.

“I think it’s time for me to get three or four games under my belt and, after that, I’m sure that I’ll be away."