Potter: Baggies change does not make our task easier

13th March 2019
First team

Graham Potter says the size of Swansea City's task at The Hawthorns this evening has not been made any easier because of West Brom's parting with manager Darren Moore.

James Shan is in interim charge of the Baggies after Moore left the club following their draw with Ipswich at the weekend, and he will be at the helm when the Swans visit tonight (8pm).

Swans boss Potter has admitted he was surprised by the news from one of his former clubs with West Brom lying fourth in the Championship table.

But he is wary of any suggestion that recent events mean Swansea are facing the west Midlands club at a good time, and is under no illusion as to the size of the task they will face.

"I have no idea what the situation is there. It came as a surprise because of where they are in the league," said Potter.

"But is it a good time to play them? I've no idea. We’ll see. It doesn’t make it easier in terms of knowing what they’re going to do because they have a caretaker manager.

"So from a predictability aspect from our point of view it's not so easy. 

"Footballers are professional and, whatever happens with coaches and managers, as soon as the game starts they have to do their job and they will be trying to win.

"We know it's going to be a tough game because they are a team going for promotion and who are in the top six, and we want to improve ourselves."

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