Swans look to bounce back on home turf

19th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter says his Swansea City side have digested their QPR disappointment and have their sights set on bouncing back to winning ways against Rotherham this afternoon (3pm).

The Swans suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at Loftus Road last weekend as their away difficulties continued, but they have been a very different proposition on home turf.

Their last home loss in the league came in December, courtesy of a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Boxing Day when the hosts missed a late penalty with a share of the spoils on offer..

Since then Potter's team have grabbed 20 points from 24 in SA1 as the Swans have made the Liberty something of a fortress in 2019.

After three successive victories the result at QPR was not one many predicted, and Potter is keen to put things right and get back on track to finish the season strongly.

“It wasn’t something we saw coming on the back of some positive performances, and the start doesn’t help, and it becomes a long afternoon,” he said.

“It can happen, that is football, but the boys were disappointed because they believed they could carry on the winning run, and that is a good thing

“But it is not a bad thing to be reminded that football, maybe more than any other game, can kick you when you least expect it.

“The moment you think you have got it cracked is actually the moment you are in trouble.

"So, it’s a good experience to go through.

"The players had a couple of days just to clear their heads and since they have come back in, they have been bright.

“We have prepared well and we’ll see but of course we want to bounce back and have a better performance and result.”