'We need to be better'

27th September 2018
First team

Graham Potter reckons Swansea City must improve on the front foot when they face Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

The Swans will go in search of only a second home victory of 2018-19 when Steve McClaren brings his Rangers side to the Liberty on Saturday (3pm).

Potter’s team have an excellent defensive record, with their tally of just six goals conceded the second best in the Championship.

But the numbers are not so good at the other end of the pitch.

Only two second-tier sides have managed fewer than the seven league goals the Swans have scored so far this season.

And Potter conceded: “We need to play better. We need to have more attacks and create more chances.

“It’s not as though we are creating chance after chance and missing them. We need to be better in our all-round attacking play.

“We haven’t had the most settled group for one reason or another. There have been injuries and knocks and we’ve had three games in a week – there are many factors which explain why we haven’t had a settled group.

“But now it’s about how we can improve and how we can play well against Queens Park Rangers.”

The Swans last found the target when Oli McBurnie struck a late winner at Millwall on September 1.

Since then they have played out goalless draws with Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough either side of an unfortunate 1-0 loss at Stoke.

“We want to try to score goals and play good, attacking football,” Potter stressed.

“We have played against three good teams in our last three games, I would say that.

“We have defended well in those games. We have also played well in bits of those games, but not enough.

“We have had chances but not as many as we would have liked. That’s something we are looking to improve.”

 

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