Potter happy with wing trio

13th September 2018
First team

Graham Potter says Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge and Luciano Narsingh are in his thoughts even though the trio are yet to feature this season.

The three experienced widemen have had to stay patient as the likes of Joel Asoro, Barrie McKay, Jefferson Montero and Daniel James have racked up game-time on the flanks.

But Dyer, Routledge and Narsingh all featured in a friendly at Cardiff last week, and Potter insists they are in the hunt for first-team selection.

“All three of them have trained well all along,” said the Swansea City boss.

“We got some game-time for them in a behind-closed-doors game.

“They have all been very, very professional. In a young group, they have filled a bit of a leadership role.

“They are very much part of the group and they are available for selection.”

Dyer was on the bench at Sheffield United on the opening day of the season and for the Preston game the following weekend, but has not featured in a matchday squad since then.

He was the subject of transfer speculation while the window was open, as were Routledge and Narsingh.

But Potter will have no qualms about using the three players in the weeks and months ahead.

“I would be quite happy to call on them,” he added.

“We want to run a meritocratic football club where the best people play. As a manager you want as many good players in the squad as possible.”