'Craft and graft'

12th November 2018
First team

Captain Leroy Fer praised Swansea City’s craft and graft following their 1-0 win at Bolton.

Barrie McKay’s stunning strike from the edge of the box following a corner handed the Swans a third win of the Championship campaign.

The Scot’s 15th-minute strike – his first for the club since his summer switch from Nottingham Forest – gave the Swans a solid platform to work from at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The woodwork and some neat saves from keeper Erwin Mulder along with some resolute defending kept the hosts at bay as Graham Potter’s side moved to within two points of the play-offs.

And Fer was delighted with how the Swans bounced back following a 2-1 defeat at Rotherham.

“It’s hard in this league to get points away from home,” said the Dutch midfielder.

“It was a big shift from the lads and we needed to pick up an away win.

“It’s a big boost because we’ve had to wait a while since we last won on the road.

“We played well for 75 minutes in the previous game against Rotherham but ended up losing whereas on Saturday it was totally different as we learned our lessons.

“In the first half against Bolton, Barrie’s quality gave us a deserved lead and we grafted it out in the second half and everyone defended very well.

“After the disappointment at Rotherham the boys were really determined to bounce back with a win and give the fans something to celebrate on the long way home.”