"I've run out of superlatives for Dan"

9th April
First team

Graham Potter said Daniel James had produced the finest individual performance he had seen as the young winger helped fire Swansea City to victory over Stoke.

The 21-year-old put the Swans on their way to a third-straight win with his fifth goal of the season, producing a magical curling effort to beat Jack Butland.

He would prove to be a thorn in the side of the Potters’ throughout the game and it was telling that the visitors’ two sendings off – a straight red for Bruno Martins Indi and two bookings for Tom Edwards – were for fouls on the Wales international.

Dragons boss Ryan Giggs would surely have been impressed as he watched on in SA1, and Potter could not hide his admiration.

“I have run out of superlatives to be honest. His ability to run, his desire to run and his courage and quality, we are just lucky to witness it I think,” said the Swans boss of James.

“He works for the team and wants to do what he is good at, and it is just nice to see a lad enjoying his football and playing to a really good level of performance.

“It was a high-level performance. If you are being honest that performance is above the Championship. That level of performance is above the Championship.

“We are all just fortunate to witness that type of performance from him and the team as well.

“Dan will be the first to say he needs the team to help him get the ball and have the structure to express himself, we have done that and he has got the quality to top it all off.

“It was as good an individual performance as I have witnessed. He was so, so good.”