Graham Potter has heaped praise on Kevin Austin’s young sons after Swansea City paid tribute to their former player at Wednesday’s clash with West Brom.
Kyle and Aaron Austin stood on the Liberty Stadium touchline as a minute’s silence was held in memory of their father, who passed away last Friday at the age of just 45.
Austin made 150 appearances for the Swans between 2004 and 2008.
He became a firm favourite with the club’s fans thanks to his wholehearted approach and his good nature away from the football field.
And the Jack Army showed their respect by chanting Austin’s name before and during the West Brom game.
“I must say I have huge admiration for Kevin Austin’s kids,” said Swans boss Potter.
“They showed tremendous courage to conduct themselves in the way they did at the game.
“It must have been a very difficult and emotional evening for them but they were a real credit to their father and to their family.
“Of course, all our thoughts are with all of them at this time.”