McKay keen to go on the attack

1st August
First team

Barrie McKay is planning to go on the attack at Swansea City this season after signing from Nottingham Forest.

McKay hopes to play some part in the Championship opener at Sheffield United this weekend after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

The Scotland international has moved to Wales after just one season at the City Ground.

McKay thrived initially at Forest, scoring five goals and racking up a number of assists in the first half of 2017-18.

But having seen his first-team opportunities slashed after Aitor Karanka succeeded Mark Warburton as Forest boss, McKay has switched to the Swans.

And the former Rangers man is looking forward to getting on the front foot at his new club.

“I am quite a direct, attacking player,” McKay said.

“I like to try to create chances for other players and to score goals and I can play anywhere behind the striker.

“I am definitely someone who likes to shoot and last year I got quite a few assists and goals.

“I hope to do better this season with more assists and more goals.”

Swans boss Graham Potter believes McKay has qualities that will make a favourite among the Jack Army.

And he feels the way things turned out for McKay at Forest will ensure the 23-year-old is hungry to succeed in SA1.

“I just need to get myself in the team and get myself playing games,” McKay said.

“I’ll do my best for the club and for the team.”