Date: 8th December 2018 at 7:50pm
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Swansea City boss Graham Potter made six changes to his starting line-up for today’s match at Brentford – two of which saw the return of winger duo Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer – both playing key roles in helping the team end a run of 3 consecutive defeats with a 3-2 victory.

Swans fans have questioned Potter’s reluctance to make use of the experienced duo and today it showed. Wayne Routledge scored the opener and helped set up the third while Nathan Dyer assisted the second with a low cross that was turned in by Mepham.

Potter praised the two players and he admitted that he was surprised by how long they were able to last in the game which makes you question why didn’t our manager at least involve them sparingly during the season so they would be better prepared for 90 minute games when needed.

“I am really pleased for both of them,”

“They have been working very hard, training every day with the group and waiting for an opportunity.

“They have both been very professional and it was nice for them to contribute the way they did.

“They probably lasted longer in the game than I thought they would, which is a credit to their professionalism.”

Dan James’ hamstring injury last week at Derby and Montero’s inability to start games required their return and it paid off. Routledge rolled back the years with a goal and a rabona cross for McBurnie to assist Fer’s third for the Swans.

And with a busy schedule coming up, you would expect them to get more game time over the festive period as Potter added:

“It gives us more competition for places, and that is welcome with the number of games we have coming up.

“I thought it was the right time to bring them back in.”

 

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