Oli's praise for Swans' 'little greyhound'

29th October 2018
First team

Oli McBurnie has backed Swansea City’s “little greyhound” Daniel James to continue giving Championship defenders the runaround.

Welsh winger James played a big part in both goals as the Swans beat Reading 2-0 at the Liberty on Saturday thanks to McBurnie’s brace.
James made just the fifth league start of his career against the Royals and he delivered another scintillating display which earned praise from manager Graham Potter.
The 20-year-old was hauled down in the 38th minute, giving McBurnie the opportunity to open the scoring from the spot, before his cross was turned in by the striker in the latter stages to seal victory.
After hitting the woodwork twice in the previous game against Blackburn, James also went close against Reading.
And McBurnie was full of praise for his team-mate following another rousing performance.

“DJ was a threat again all day,” said McBurnie. “He must be a nightmare for any right-back to deal with.
“He doesn’t look like he should be that quick, but he’s the quickest thing on earth. He grabbed the assist for the second goal, so it’s good to see the under-23s from last year linking up again to get a goal.
“He’s a little greyhound. He’s such a problem when he’s on his game.
“He does have quiet spells, which is natural for a player in his position, but he’s such a good weapon for the gaffer to have.
“With players like Jefferson Montero missing out, DJ’s not a bad replacement to have!”