Routledge approach earns Potter praise

22nd April 2019
First team

Graham Potter praised Wayne Routledge for helping to nurture a young Swansea City squad after the winger grabbed the winner against Ipswich at Portman Road.

After having to wait patiently for game time over the first half of the campaign, the experienced wide man has been a regular starter since the win at Brentford in December and his second-half finish in East Anglia was his fourth goal of the season.

The 34-year-old showed all his nous by reacting first to be in the right place to convert after a Daniel James’ strike had cannoned off the inside of the post and come back across goal.

Routledge is currently the oldest member of the Swans’ first-team squad, but he has shown he still has plenty to offer in what is a group of players made up of many at the outset of their careers.

“I am really pleased with Wayne, he is a great person to have at the club,” said manager Potter.

“He has conducted himself fantastically, he is enjoying his football and contributing to wins and points.

“He has been important for us, when you have a young squad looking to develop players you want experienced, good people around and Wayne is one of those.”