Potter pleased as McKay makes his mark

19th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter praised Barrie McKay’s contribution as the Scot marked his first league start in two months with a goal in the 4-3 win over Rotherham.

The former Rangers and Nottingham Forest man has had to bide his time for first-team opportunities in recent months, and his outing against the Millers was just his second Championship start for the Swans in 2019.

But he made his mark, particularly in the second half, as Potter’s men fought back from 2-1 down to claim the spoils in a seven-goal thriller.

McKay took his goal well with a smart header from a Daniel James cross, while he nearly returned the favour by setting up the Wales international for two great chances that went begging.

And Potter was pleased with how McKay made the most of his chance with his third goal of the campaign.

“I thought he was really good and I am pleased for him. He has had to be patient, but we need that, we need people who have not played so much or have been disappointed not to play,” he said.

“But Barrie has been brilliant with the group, he has supported the lads. He came on in the Stoke game and got an assist so the quality is there, we know he has quality.

“It’s great for him to contribute and help us to get a win.”