'We can get more out of this group'

7th December 2018
First team

Graham Potter is focusing on festive fixtures – and not the January sales – as Swansea City prepare for their Championship clash with Brentford.

The Swans play the first of six second-tier fixtures in 24 days when they go to Griffin Park on Saturday (3pm).

And though the transfer window is around the corner, Potter insists he is more concerned with improving the players already at his disposal than landing new recuits.

“I don’t want to be one of those managers who does not focus inside the club on what we have got,” he said.

“I think we can be better as a group and as a team.

“I think we can get more out of the group we have here.

“My responsibility is always to try to improve the players we have and that’s what I’ll look to do.”

While his mind on the current squad, Potter has indicated that the Swans will look at the possibility of bringing in new recruits during the January window.

The Swans boss has made it clear that he will not discuss possible targets.

But he expects the club to push hard to get some business done if the right players become available.

“We will always use the transfer window to try to strengthen the group,” he added.

“That will be the case in every transfer window whatever situation we are in.

“We have to identify targets – we have to find the right player, the right person and the right fit – and if there’s a possibility to get a deal done, I am sure we will do it.

“The challenge for us is to find the right player, because there are always risks when you bring someone in.”


*Please note, there are currently weekend closures of the A4, in both directions, between Clayponds Avenue and Ealing Road. There is also one lane closed Eastbound between Boston Manor Road and Ealing Road. These closures will affect Saturday's game.

To get to Griffin Park, supporters heading East down the M4 are advised to come off at Junction 3 and use the A312 and A4, bearing in mind there may be more traffic than usual on this route. Those supporters using the North Circular or A4 from the North/Central London should exit at the Chiswick Roundabout and use the South Circular and A315 to approach Griffin Park via the Ealing Round.