Potter frustrated by "sore" Forest defeat

30th March 2019
First team

Graham Potter and his players were left "sore" after seeing a late Nottingham Forest fightback condemn them to a 2-1 defeat at the City Ground.

The Swans - as in previous away games at Norwich and West Brom - performed strongly and had the better of proceedings in the East Midlands.

They looked on course for the three points when George Byers saw his volley deflect in off Connor Roberts.

But the hosts hit back as two corners allowed Daryl Murphy and Molla Wague to find the net, with a late Swans surge not enough to salvage a point.

It means the Swans have lost six in a row on their travels in the Championship. and manager Potter acknowledged this was another away defeat that was hard to take.

"It is disappointing, really disappointing. It's a sore one for us to take to be honest," he said.

"We did so much well in the game for 80-odd minutes. We got the goal, had opportunities and restricted them to not too much.

"We did everything right apart from the last 10 minutes. We did not defend two actions in the box and you come away losing.

"It's clear what we have to do better. We did a lot of good things but it is hard to keep saying that when you don't get anything but that is the reality.

"I think anyone who watched the game would have said there were a lot of good things we did."