Potter's half-term report

27th December 2018
First team

Graham Potter has been encouraged by a lot of what he has seen from Swansea City this season, but the central point of the manager’s half-term report is the need to turn good play into more wins.

Defeat at Hull marked the halfway point in the Championship season with 23 games down and 23 to go, and Swansea started the second half of the campaign with a frustrating 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

Swansea’s resulting seven-point gap to the play-off places is far from insurmountable, and Potter feels his side could easily be better placed than they are.

“We are disappointed because we have not won as much as we would like to and we are here to do that,” he said when asked for his verdict on the first half of the campaign.

“We have had some lessons, some positives and things we can do better.

“We are on a path together and the boys attitude and desire to try to improve is great, but the demands for us are to win more and to climb the table and be better.

“At the same time, things around identity and togetherness on the pitch are there, but we would like a few more positive results."