'It feels like a fresh start'

20th July 2018
First team

Alan Curtis reckons Swansea City will benefit from a fresh start under Graham Potter this season.

After dropping out of the Premier League last May, the Swans face the challenge of attempting to mount a promotion push in the Championship this year.

They go into the second-tier campaign with a new manager at the helm and fresh faces among the backroom team in assistant manager Billy Reid, assistant coach Bjorn Hamberg and head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay.

Curtis has rejoined the backroom team as assistant coach while former Liberty goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker has returned to the club to fill the vacancy left by Tony Roberts’ move to Chinese side Hebei China Fortune.

And Curtis believes the Swans, who flew out to Germany for their pre-season tour today, have plenty to be optimistic about going into the new campaign.

“It feels like a fresh start and is very exciting,” said Curtis. “It may take a year or two, but it feels like the start of something that will get the club back into the Premier League.

“We know it’s going to be tough, especially with a lot more games and travelling.

“But if we can get a good start and let the momentum grow, I think we will get stronger and stronger as a team.”