Potter braced for "proud" Ipswich to provide test

22nd April 2019
First team

Ipswich Town may have already been relegated, but Graham Potter insists there is absolutely no danger of Swansea City taking their opponents lightly at Portman Road this afternoon (3pm).

The Tractor Boys will play their football in League One next season – the first time since 1957 that they will be outside the top two tiers of English football – after a difficult season that has seen them record just four wins.

Swansea will need no reminding that one of those came at the Liberty Stadium, where the East Anglian side emerged 3-2 victors.

And, with players having their futures on the line and pride to play for after a tough campaign, Potter expects nothing less than a challenging assignment against Paul Lambert’s men.

“No-one rolls over for you in the Championship, and certainly not at home,” he said.

“They will have players playing for their futures, either looking for a future in the Championship or to be part of trying to get the club back to the Championship.

“They are a proud club with a great history, you only have to look back and they have traditionally been a very strong club.

“So we expect a tough game, Paul Lambert will have them ready to go and ready to fight in front of their own fans.”