Potter: Back to business

2nd October 2018
First team

Graham Potter has told his players they must get back to business if they are to take points from tonight’s Championship clash with Wigan Athletic (7.45pm).

Swansea City head to the DW Stadium in upbeat mood following their 3-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers last time out.

The fourth win of the Potter era was the most convincing, with the Swans outplaying the Rs as they registered a comprehensive win.

But Potter has stressed that his players must move on from QPR if they are to trouble a Wigan side who are yet to lose at home this season.

Last year’s League One champions have struggled a little on the road in 2018-19, but their form at the DW Stadium has been impressive, with 13 points taken from five games so far.

And Potter acknowledges that the Swans face a big challenge this evening.

“We had a good performance at home against QPR, but now we go away from home and have to focus again,” said the Swans boss.

“We will not get anything at Wigan because we played well against QPR last Saturday.

“Wigan have done very well so far this season. They have created chances and scored goals and they have some very good players, so it will be a tough game.

“They have been really positive in the way they have played.

“Promoted teams are used to winning and you can see that with Wigan. It’s a bit like Sheffield United last year – they have stuck to the ideas that brought them success last season.

“We are the opposite. We are trying to win games again after being relegated last season.

“Wigan haven’t lost at home this season so that tells you it will be a difficult game for us.”

Potter has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Wigan game, with Jefferson Montero and Wilfried Bony the only absentees.

The likes of Martin Olsson, Jay Fulton, Leroy Fer and Barrie McKay will be hoping for a recall, with Potter facing some interesting selection calls.

“We have gone from having no squad to having selection problems – welcome to my world!” he added.

“These are the problems you want as a manager, of course.

“The big thing for me is that we have got a good group of players here. Everyone is together and helping the team.”