Daniel's delight

24th October 2018
First team

Daniel James admits he can’t get enough of life in the Swansea City first team after producing another fine performance in Tuesday’s win over Blackburn Rovers.

The 20-year-old made only his eighth appearance in the Football League as the Swans faced an in-form Rovers side.

And not for the first time in his young career, James was one of the Swans’ stand-out performers.

Wideman James was arguably Graham Potter’s best player in the Swans’ previous home game, against Ipswich Town.

And he was a major threat once more as Potter’s men came back after going 1-0 down to claim a rousing 3-1 victory.

James claimed the first assist of his senior career as he laid on his team’s second goal, for Connor Roberts, while he twice hit the woodwork in a dazzling display.

And he said: “I’m really enjoying my football.

“At the start of the season, I did not know whether or not I would get an opportunity in the first team. But the gaffer has put his trust in me and I am grateful for the that.

“Hopefully, if I keep playing well, I can stay in the team.”

Whether operating on the right or left flank, James was a thorn in the side for Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn.

He was unlucky not to claim the first league goal of his career – but was delighted to get off the mark in the assists column.

“It was good to get my first assist,” he acknowledged.

“I want to assist and score goals and do as much as I can to help the team.

“I was driving at the defence and Connor made my mind up for me. I was going to play the ball out wide, but he made that little run inside. I played him in and he finished well.”