'Potter can steer us in right direction'

4th August 2018
First team

Martin Olsson believes Swansea City are already showing signs of improvement under Graham Potter ahead of today’s opening Championship clash at Sheffield United (5.30pm).

Potter is set to take charge of his first competitive game since being appointed Swans boss in June, with the Blades providing the opposition at Bramall Lane.

In a busy period of transition, the Swans squad have said goodbye to a host of players this summer, while Bersant Celina, Joel Asoro and Barrie McKay - plus Yan Dhanda - have bolstered Potter’s options.

And Olsson, who returned to first-team training this week following a successful World Cup campaign with Sweden, has been impressed by the early impact of the former Ostersund boss.

“The manager is very highly thought of in Sweden. He achieved a lot at Ostersund and took them all the way to the top division and won a cup too,” said Olsson.

“He likes his team to play attractive, exciting football and I can see that coming through in training.

“I’ve only been a part of training this week, but I can already pick up on the improvements within the group.

“It’s a big transition for the club, but the manager can steer us in the right direction.

“If we get the right mixture then hopefully we can play some exciting football and get positive results.”

Olsson has been joined by fellow Swede Asoro at the Liberty this summer, with the winger signing from Sunderland last month.

And Olsson feels the Swedish Under-21 international has the right tools to be a success in SA1.

“Joel is an exciting young player who has a good reputation back home in Sweden,” added Olsson.

“He has settled in well and has looked lively in training. He’s a direct winger and loves to run at full-backs, so the supporters will enjoy watching him.”