Saturday’s win over QPR marked a return to form and their first win in four games, stopping the rot and keeping them within touching distance of the play-offs at what could be a key part of the season.
Graham Potter’s men have started the season steadily and will be looking to continue that against Wigan this evening, a side that sit just below them in the table.
The Swans go into the fixture as outsiders, perhaps only that’s to home advantage with most bookies pricing them at around 11/4. Most looking for PayPal betting sites will find them at great value, particularly after a number of players found their form on Saturday.
Courtney Baker-Richardson returned from suspension in style with a goal, going a long way to helping prove he’s ready for this level after a dangerous tackle saw him see red on his Championship debut against Millwall back in September.
Potter will be pleased with how he bounced back and will be hoping that the 22-year-old can kick on over the coming weeks.
Another who’s reduced some flack is Tom Carroll, who had a poor season last year and is looking to resurrect his career under Potter.
He was a key cog in their emphatic win over QPR, pulling the strings in the midfield and perhaps setting the tone on how the Jacks will continue as they find their feet in a highly competitive division.
That’s likely down to the change in style Potter has brought. No longer built for survival, Carroll played with the shackles cut loose on Saturday, setting a tempo and looks as though he’ll be vital in the club’s attempt to return to the Premier League.
Kyle Naughton is another who is playing with a freedom that evaded him last term. He’s been fantastic all season and took that into his performance at right back on Saturday.
These are all good signs for the club, particularly as Potter has held his own against the other big boys in the division. They’ve shared spoils with Leeds and Middlesbrough so far this season, with many still fancying them at 8/1 for promotion.
October could be a good month for the club, taking on a number of struggler’s including Ipswich and Reading.
Saturday’s win and the performance of some key players could have been just the return to form that was needed as everything starts to click into place.
Potter and Swans fans will be desperate to see that continue this evening at Wigan Athletic.