Potter looks to Liberty factor

8th August 2018
First team

Graham Potter is hoping players and fans will combine this season to make the Liberty Stadium a Swansea City stronghold.

The Swans play the first home game of the Potter era when Preston North End come to SA1 on Saturday (3pm).

And the Swans’ new boss reckons unity will be key to ensuring his team thrive at the Liberty Stadium in 2018-19.

“My first home game is going to be exciting of course, but it’s not about me or the staff,” Potter said.

“It’s about the players and the supporters and trying to create an environment here and an atmosphere here. We need to have togetherness and belief because that will help us win matches.

“In a tough league, that atmosphere at home will help us. We need to try to be positive and enjoy our football.”

Having won at Sheffield United last weekend, the Swans face another club who pushed hard to reach the Championship play-offs last season.

Preston finished just one place outside the top six in May and began the new campaign by beating Queens Park Rangers.

Potter is taking nothing for granted as his new-look team get set to face an established Championship outfit, but says the Swans have been buoyed by the manner of their opening-day win.

“To come back from a goal down, score two good goals and win away was great for us,” he added.

“It was great to see how happy the supporters were on the away end – it was a special start for us.

“But that’s all it was – a start. We have a long road ahead of us and now we have to look forward.

“We have a long way to go and we have a tough game next against Preston.

“We are just at the start of our process. It’s about trying to improve and get better and we look forward to the next game.”

 

Tickets for the Preston game are available – get yours HERE or call the ticket office on 01792 616400. Watch the game in style in our 1912 Heritage lounge – contact our dedicated hospitality team on 01792 616628 or on hospitality@swanseacity.com.

The Preston game will be available on SwansTV Live to all our international fans on Saturday*.

The full match will be available for just £7.99. You can purchase the game by clicking HERE or you can sign up for the season for £110 HERE. To find out more information on SwansTV Live click HERE.

*Please note that due to EFL broadcasting rules, you will not be able to live stream Saturday’s fixture against Preston in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Guernsey or Jersey.