McKay determined to keep his place

16th November 2018
First team

Barrie McKay is hoping to give manager Graham Potter some tough selection decisions to make after the international break.

The Scottish international scored his first goal for the Swans in the 1-0 win at Bolton last weekend, with his stunning strike settling a close encounter in Lancashire.

McKay latched onto a half-cleared corner and fired into the top corner from just inside the box – an effort which was named the Championship’s goal of the weekend.

The 23-year-old has featured in 12 of the Swans’ 17 league games so far, but he’s hoping he’s done enough to earn a run in the team under Graham Potter.

“I’ve been out of the team for the last few weeks and it’s been up to me to work my way back in,” said the former Rangers and Nottingham Forest winger.

“I trained well in the week going into the Bolton game and the manager gave me a chance. Hopefully I’ve done enough to stay in the team.

“I came here to play games and with the way the gaffer wants the team to play it really suits me.

"It’s up to me to keep myself in the team and give the manager some tough decisions to make.”