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Wayne: Potter has been fantastic

With the Championship season about to enter its final week, Potter and the Swans are still in with a chance of a play-off place with games against Hull, Derby and Blackburn to come.

It all comes following the events of last summer where the Swans were relegated from the Premier League and a major overhaul of the playing squad followed.

That led Potter and his staff to seek and rebuild with a nucleus of young players who have grown in confidence and maturity as the season has gone on.

Meanwhile, experienced heads like Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Kyle Naughton have proved valuable with the former pair featuring regularly since the December.

Routledge had to bide his time and wait for his chance under Potter as the manager thoroughly assessed all the options available to him, but he has clearly relished being part of a Swansea side rediscovering some swagger.

And the 34-year-old also thanked the former Ostersund boss for being honest with him during the early stages of the campaign.

"He’s been fantastic," said Routledge of Potter.

"He’s inherited a difficult situation – there’s no hiding that. But he and the staff have done a fantastic job dealing with it and implementing what they want to do.

"They’ve found a way of playing that’s working at the moment, the boys like it and the crowd are enjoying watching it.

"From day one, he’s just been honest with me, which is a rare thing in football but goes a long way. I can’t speak highly enough of him."

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