Skipper proud of Swans’ start

4th September 2018
First team

​​​​​​​Leroy Fer has heaped praise on his team-mates in the wake of their thrilling comeback win at Millwall.

The Swans’ second away victory of 2018-19 means they have a healthy return of 11 points on the board at the first landmark in the season, the September international break.

Graham Potter has put together a new-look Swans team after a summer of change within the Liberty dressing room.

And Fer, who was named club skipper last month, likes what he has see from Potter’s youthful side.

“I am very happy and very proud of the team,” the 28-year-old said.

“To see the way the boys fought back from a goal behind to get three points on Saturday was inspiring.

“You can see how we fight for each other. We went down to 10 men and we went 1-0 down away from home.

“To come away with three points in that situation is massive.”

Fer was forced off with a groin injury just 35 minutes into the Millwall game.

It was another blow for a side who had lost Courtney Baker-Richardson to an early red card, yet they dug out an against-the-odds victory.

Fer’s replacement, Kyle Naughton, scored only his second league goal for the club to cancel out Murray Wallace’s opener before Oli McBurnie netted the Swans’ winner five minutes from the end of normal time.

“We have a young team. A lot of people are calling us inexperienced, but everyone is hungry and the boys showed that again at Millwall,” Fer added.

“The victory shows what this team is all about. It has so much character. The win was the perfect way to go into the international break.”