Swansea City boss Graham Potter excited by testing week

Swansea City boss Graham Potter \excited\ by testing week

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Swansea City manager Graham Potter says he is still “excited” by their testing week despite Saturdays 4-1 home defeat to Championship leaders Norwich City.

The Welsh side, in 10th, now host fourth placed West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday before travelling to Derby County, in sixth, next Saturday.

“Itll give us information about where were at as a team and well look forward to the (West Brom) game.”

Potter took over at Liberty Stadium following their relegation from the Premier League last season and is still in the process of rebuilding the squad after the departure of senior players.

Academy products such as Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton have all signed new contracts recently after being given first-team opportunities this campaign.

“We have another good team (West Brom) to play, a team that will cause us problems again, but we want that,” he said.

“Its a new game, new opposition on Wednesday, but the job is to continually analyse, look and see how can we go forward.”

Swansea fell behind early to Norwich thanks to Mike van der Hoorns own goal and the Canaries raced into a 3-0 lead.

Daniel James first league goal for Swansea gave them hope of a revival, but Teemu Pukki sealed it on the hour mark with Norwichs fourth.

“We started off well, there were some positives from the start and then a couple of mistakes and then all of a sudden it was a bit of an uncomfortable afternoon for us… thats something we can learn from,” Potter added.

Winger Jefferson Montero could feature against either the Baggies or the Rams, after not being in the squad against Norwich following his lengthy travel to play for Ecuador during the international break.

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has praised his side’s performance after securing their sixth league win in a row, after a 4-1 away at Swansea City at the weekend.

The Canaries – who sit two points clear at the top of the Championship table – have now just lost one of their last thirteen games, as goals from Emi Buendia, Marco Stiepermann, Teemu Pukki, and an own-goal from Mike van der Hoorn sent the Norfolk club on their way to yet another victory.

After the game, Farke, speaking to the Pink’Un, praised his side for being “focused and disciplined”, after the thrashing at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“To be there (at the top of the league) after 18 game days with so many points and this position in the league is outstanding, Farke said.

It is also not a coincidence – it is not like we are three games in, we are more or less one third through the season, we also know each and every win and result is based on hard work. a small situation can decide a game in a different direction.”

Norwich remain sitting at the top of the Championship, and will look to continue their impressive form with a trip to Hull City on Tuesday night, as they look to claim their 7th victory in a row.

Who would have thought at the start of the season that Norwich would be at the top of the Championship as we go into December? To go to Swansea, who have been on a decent run of form of late, and win in emphatic fashion, is credit to Daniel Farke and everyone at Norwich – they have proven that they go away to the big boys and still come away as comfortable victors, and it’ll be interesting to see where they finish come the end of the season.

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