Potter: Everyone has a part to play

6th December
First team

Graham Potter says Luciano Narsingh will come into his thinking for a first-team recall after the winger’s return to training.

Narsingh has been sidelined since mid-October after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

But he is close to regaining full fitness having rejoined his team-mates on the grass at Fairwood this week.

Despite being available for the first two months of the campaign, Narsingh is yet to play a competitive game since Potter took charge.

But the Swans boss, who did use Narsingh during pre-season, insists the Dutch international wideman could have a part to play.

“I have to be open-minded and I am open to anybody (playing for the first team),” Potter said.

“We changed the dynamic around a bit at the start of the season. We used a lot of new, young players because we felt we needed to do that at that time.

“But we know we are coming into a big period in the season now and we know we need as many people as we can to help us during the long winter.

“Every player who is here wants to be involved and wants to play and I will consider them all.

“It would be different if the players who have not been involved were not showing the right attitude, but that has not been the case.”

Saturday’s game at Brentford will come “too soon” for Narsingh, but the former PSV Eindhoven man may be in contention when the Swans host Sheffield Wednesday in nine days’ time.

Potter says Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer, two more experienced widemen who have seen little action this season, could also be called on in the coming weeks.

“We had a young group in the game against Derby last weekend,” Potter added.

“But that doesn’t mean we can’t some more experienced players. At different stages we are going to need everybody in the squad.”