Chairman's column: Leicester City

21st October 2017

Read Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins' programme notes for today's clash with Leicester City.

A warm welcome for a second consecutive week to everyone here at the Liberty Stadium for today's Premier League game against Leicester City.

Today's encounter is our second of three in 10 days at the Liberty with Manchester United due on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup.

After the 2-0 win against Huddersfield last Saturday – and much more importantly the spirit and attitude with which we went about our job – today's game is a chance to keep the momentum going.

As we are all fully aware, the Premier League season ahead is a long one.

With only eight games gone, I'm sure over the coming weeks some teams who have started the season strongly will begin to find their level, while other teams will slowly grow in confidence and get stronger as the season unfolds.

With all the big changes our manager Paul Clement has had to deal with within our squad during the close season, there was always a chance it would take a little time to find the right balance needed to help us compete strongly at this level.

Yes, pre-season preparation is important, but nobody can be 100 per cent certain how players will adapt to one another or if they can find the chemistry needed to play together as a team until the start of the season when the football becomes truly serious.

A warm welcome to all directors, staff, players and supporters of Leicester City who have travelled to south west Wales today.

This fixture is a big one for both teams with Leicester drawing at home to West Brom on Monday night.

With the news that the club decided to make a managerial change this week, I'm sure the game will bring on added importance for all Leicester supporters.

Back to ourselves, and what a great week to look ahead to. Following today's game, there’s a midweek cup tie against Manchester United and one of the best away games of the season as we go to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal.

Not a bad week ahead then – and a week we can really look forward to and thoroughly enjoy.

So, fingers crossed for a great performance from our team today, where with a little luck we can build on the positive attitude shown in last week’s win against Huddersfield.

Enjoy the game.



PS: Today we will be showing our support for the Show Racism the Red Card Month of Action to deliver an anti-racism message to the community through the power of football.

Both teams will be wearing anti-racism t-shirts prior to kick-off and will be uniting together to stand against racism.

We believe it is important to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination, increases public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.