Potter praises "tremendous" response

2nd March 2019
First team

Graham Potter praised the focus of his players as they bounced back from defeat at Sheffield Wednesday with a 2-0 triumph over Bolton at a sodden Liberty Stadium.

The Swans had paid the price for a poor first-half display in Yorkshire last time out, but they were dominant on their home turf against a battling Trotters’ side.

And they kept their cool – with time running out against nine men – to find the breakthrough via Oli McBurnie’s volleyed finish, before Bersant Celina sealed all three points in stoppage time.

Manager Potter was pleased with how his side adapted their game as the depleted visitors dropped ever deeper in an effort to hang on for a point.

“The hardest thing to do is play against a team with a defensive mindset and you have to find the answers all the time,” said Potter.

“For a young group, for young players to have the courage in each other, the support of each other to react well means I am really pleased.

“They were disappointed after last week but their response has been tremendous and it was a good lesson for us.

“We were humble enough to understand the challenge and we created chances and, in the end, scored two goals.”