'Our way to play is clear'

2nd November 2018
First team

Mike van der Hoorn reckons the way ahead for Swansea City is clear as they go in search of a third straight win at Rotherham United this weekend.

Graham Potter’s men head to South Yorkshire having secured back-to-back victories for the first time since the opening week of 2018-19.

With a third of the Championship campaign gone, van der Hoorn reckons the Swans have established the style of football they want to play.

And he hopes the Potter approach will bring more rewards in the two away games which await prior to the next international break, at Rotherham on Saturday (3pm) and at Bolton in eight days’ time.

“We’re hoping we can build on the performances we had against Blackburn and Reading,” van der Hoorn said.

“We have shown we can be a threat going forward in the last couple of games and Oli (McBurnie) is back scoring goals, which is a big boost for us.

“Our way of playing is clear now I think.

“I think everyone can see the style we want to play and we need to stick to that.

“We have two games before the international break. If we perform well, we can compete for six points.”

The Swans are up to eighth in the Championship after McBurnie’s double saw off Reading.

Now Potter’s side are targeting a first away maximum since September 1, although nothing will come easy against a Rotherham side who have been strong at home following their promotion from League One.

The Millers, who came through the play-offs in the third tier last spring, have taken only two points on the road in the Championship this term, but they have been beaten just once on their own patch.

“The table is so tight,” van der Hoorn added.

“There is a huge difference in positions if you win a game or lose a game now.

“We just need to keep on going, continue the good little run we are on and hopefully pick up points from the next two games.”