McKay: Confidence is key

14th September 2018
First team

Barrie McKay faces former club Nottingham Forest this weekend believing confidence is key to Swansea City’s progress under Graham Potter.

The Swans have made a bright start to the new Championship season, losing just one of their opening six league games.

McKay is one of a number of fresh faces who have played their part, with Potter’s new-look side showing plenty of promising signs in the early stages of 2018-19.

The Swans have beaten Sheffield United, Preston and Millwall and claimed draws against Birmingham and Leeds, with their one league loss to date coming against Bristol City.

And McKay feels Potter’s men are gaining belief with each positive result they put on the board.

“Everybody wants to win games and that’s what we need to do,” the winger said.

“The more matches we win, the more confident we’re going to be.

“The more confident we are, the better the football is that we’re going to play.

“I think you’ve seen glimpses of the attacking credentials we have but, at the same time, we’ve got some great defenders who give us a good platform.

“I think we have shown we’ve got something to build on this season.”

The Swans face a stern test against McKay’s previous club, who have spent heavily in the transfer market this summer in a bid to build a team capable of winning promotion.

But Potter’s side will go into the game with confidence having won against the odds at Millwall last time out.

“You’re going to lose games at this level, but it’s about how you recover,” added McKay.

“After the Bristol City game, we did really well to win against Millwall.

“They hadn’t lost at home for a long time but the boys dug really deep and got the win even though we had a man sent off after five minutes. I think that result and performance shows just how good a squad we’ve got.”