Swans target extra threat

28th July 2018
First team

Billy Reid has explained how Swansea City will look to attack from the flanks in the Championship this season.

The Swans begin the second-tier campaign with a trip to Sheffield United next weekend.

And Reid says Graham Potter’s plan for 2018-19 will involve playing with width.

The Swans have played some promising possession football during pre-season, but Reid concedes there is a need to find some increased attacking menace.

“We want to build from the back – there will be an emphasis on that,” the Swans’ assistant manager said.

“But then in the final third we have to create enough to win matches.

“We want to play a possession-based game but with a real emphasis on attacking in wide areas, getting cut-backs and getting people into the box.

“Hopefully we’ll be bringing an exciting brand of football to Swansea.”

The Swans are working hard to bolster their squad for the season ahead, and Potter is on the lookout for attacking players.

“The main issue for us is scoring goals,” Reid added.

“It’s okay having a shape about your team, but you need to have a goal threat and that’s the next step.

“We have to create more. As a team we have to be balanced and our movement has to be good to open up teams.”