Potter praises attacking unit

6th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter praised his four-pronged attacking unit after seeing them help Swansea City to a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough.

Daniel James won the penalty for Matt Grimes’ opener, with Wayne Routledge adding the second from Bersant Celina’s pass.

The Kosovo international also teed up Connor Roberts for the third, while Nathan Dyer was also a threat in the final third.

And Potter was delighted with how the quartet linked up in a game where the final winning margin could easily have been greater than the eventual two-goal gap.

“Dan is in that moment, isn’t he? It’s incredible, it’s his third match in a week and still he keeps sprinting,” said Potter.

“That was why we had to take him off towards the end, it’s a huge ask for him but he has such courage and quality.

“He and Bersant on the left were very impressive in the first half and part of an attacking unit with Wayne and Nathan that was dangerous on the break. It was a good afternoon.”

Of Routledge, who netted his first goal since the win over Sheffield Wednesday in December, Potter added: “There is no doubt of what he brings to the group.

“He has been a great servant to the club and I am pleased for him. He gets another goal, he had a good chance and hit the bar before then.

“He brings experience and is a quality person who is good to have around.”