'There's more to come from us'

1st November 2018
First team

Swansea City head to Rotherham United this weekend with Graham Potter convinced there is more to come from his youthful team.

The Swans have made an encouraging start to life in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League.

A host of senior stars departed the Liberty in the summer, leaving new boss Potter with the task of rebuilding the Swans squad in readiness for the second tier.

After 15 games – almost a third of the Championship season – the Swans sit just a couple of points outside the play-off places.

There is a young, fresh look about Potter’s Swans team, who have played the sort of eye-catching football their supporters want to see.

Potter has batted away questions about whether his side have the quality to compete for an immediate return to the top flight next spring.

But the Swans manager admits he is excited about the prospect of seeing them progress.

“After 15 games I am not thinking about whether we can get promoted,” Potter said.

“My focus is on how to improve the team.

“I think we have made improvements so far, but the exciting I think is that there’s more to come from us.

“The challenge for the players now is: can they prove we can do that (compete for promotion)?”

The Swans head north to face 21st-placed Rotherham on Saturday (3pm) having won their last two games, against Blackburn Rovers and Reading.

But while his team are on the up, Potter is taking nothing for granted in a division which is notoriously hard to predict.

“There’s a long way to go in terms of how many games we have left to play,” he added.

“You look at the table and in this division particularly, things can change around very quickly.

“Momentum is so important. We beat QPR the other week but they have gone on a winning streak since then.

“I don’t worry about April or May. I just focus on how we can improve in the next game.”