John: The future is bright

9th April 2019
First team

Declan John believes the future is very bright for Swansea City and that they are only going to get better under Graham Potter.

The Swans go into tonight’s showdown with Stoke City at the Liberty off the back of successive victories over Brentford and Middlesbrough.

They had previously lost four in a row in all competitions, despite producing impressive performances against Norwich, West Brom, Manchester City and Nottingham Forest.

Nevertheless, Potter’s side have continued to plug away and have reaped their rewards over the past week.

John, who has made 11 appearances since arriving from Rangers last summer, believes the Swans have not earned the results their performances have warranted over the season, but is confident their fortunes are changing with time and experience.

“When you look at the way we’re playing – which is superb when we’re coming out from the back – I think we’ve been really unlucky with some of our results,” he tells this evening’s Jack Magazine.

“The Championship is such a tough league full of players with so much experience, while we have a very young squad with an average age of about 23 or 24.

“When that is the case, there are going to be times when we make mistakes but it’s all about learning and we’re only going to get better.

“We’ve got the Swansea way back in place and, hopefully, that will stand us in good stead going forward.

“At this moment in time with the group we’ve got, the future is very bright for us.”

You can read the full interview with Declan John in tonight’s Jack Magazine.

The defender, who was a Manchester United supporter growing up, also talks about the experience of playing under two of his idols – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ryan Giggs.

We also hear from manager Graham Potter and skipper Leroy Fer, as well as new chairman Trevor Birch.

Wayne Routledge and Connor Roberts reflect on last weekend’s victory over Middlesbrough, as Joe Rodon reveals his delight after making his long-awaited return from injury.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt picks out the five best players he has shared a pitch with in our dream team feature, while Bersant Celina revisits notable firsts in his lifetime – including his first football kit and the first concert he went to.

Meanwhile, Courtney Baker-Richardson reveals 10 facts you may not already know about him, and George Byers states his preferences in our quickfire feature.

Elsewhere, we sit down with two of our stars of the future – Keston Davies and Will Rickard – as well as catching up with former Swan Neil Cutler.

And there is plenty in tonight’s Jack Magazine including all the latest from the academy, ladies’ team and community, plus everything you need to know about Nathan Jones’ Stoke City.

Our 20th Jack Magazine of the 2018-19 Championship season is available for just £3 from around the Liberty and the club shop.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fans, so don’t miss out!