Potter: Our approach does not change

30th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter has rejected any notion that Swansea City's approach will change against Derby on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

Saturday's draw with Hull means Swansea can no longer reach the Championship play-offs, and they have long been clear of the relegation battle at the other end of the table.

But that does not mean Potter places any lack of significance on the clash with Frank Lampard's promotion-chasing Rams.

The visitors currently occupy the final play-off spot, and know ending Swansea's 10-match unbeaten run at the Liberty would move them a sizeable step closer to extending their season.

But, while the Swans are no longer in the hunt, Potter still has his sights firmly set on all three points.

"We want to try and win, that's the way to approach it," said the Swans boss.

"We want to play well and finish the season in a good way. 

"We have got better and taken a step forward these last two or three months and we have to look at the bigger picture in terms of how we have developed and the circumstances around the club.

"But we want to win. Of course, I would be lying to same it is the same as if we had still been going for the play-offs because it is not.

"But it is still our last home game, so we want to finish with a win. We want six points from the next two matches if we can.

"So not too much changes, we respect that it is a big game for them and we respect the league. 

"It's a tough competition over 46 games so we have a professional duty to do our best because come the season you want to know everybody has done their best and whoever finishes in those top places has deserved it."