Potter: We have made strides

7th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter believes his Swansea City side are showing the considerable strides they have made this season, but feels there is still more to come.

After a frustrating run where positive displays did not translate into positive results, the Swans have bounced back with convincing victories over Brentford and Middlesbrough.

If they can back that up with another Liberty win against Stoke on Tuesday, it will mark the first time Swansea have strung together three league wins all season.

And while the run of form looks to have come too late for a play-off tilt, manager Potter sees a huge difference between how his side - and he himself - are performing, compared to the start of the campaign.

"I think we are a much better team than we were at the start of the season, we are 53 points better off for a start I suppose," he said.

"In terms of the concepts and how we want to play it’s hard to quantify but, in my opinion, we are considerably better than what we were.

"There are reasons to be positive. We have to focus on the next match and getting as many points as we can but with the age of the group there is a nucleus there that can go forward, build and be exciting.

"We have to try to continue to improve, get the team playing better, understanding each other better. We have done that, but we have to keep on with that.

"For a lot of the players it’s their first senior season in the Championship but they are only going to be better for the experience.

"It’s the same with myself, a year ago I was trying to win football matches in another country.

"We have gone through a process, you make mistakes of course, but we have stuck together, been consistent in our approach and that gives you a chance and we hope we will get stronger."