According to Wales Online, Ryan Giggs has heaped praised on Swansea for developing young talent.
The Swans have a number of young and encouraging players across the field at the moment, with the likes of Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Dan James and Declan John, all of whom are in their early 20s.
This obviously pleases Wales coach Giggs, who must be eagerly anticipating the future his team have after this abundance of talent coming through the ranks.
Not only must Graham Potter be praised for giving so many of these players a chance this season, but all of those involved in Swansea’s academy must be recognised, albeit John grew up at Cardiff’s academy.
The very fact that John is now at Swansea rather than The Bluebirds ties in with another point Giggs made, in criticising the Premier League club’s dearth of Welsh talent, with Jazz Richards the only member of the squad to have represented The Dragons.
While Neil Warnock’s team are currently in the Premier League, this is an indication that The Swans may have a brighter future. Not only do they have more young players, but young Welsh players, who are more likely to remain with their club for the future. Therefore, Swansea’s investment in youth may not necessarily pay off this season, but will pay dividends in the years to come.
Potter’s men currently sit in ninth place in the Championship, only three points behind sixth-place Nottingham Forest. As these young players slowly grow accustomed to the first team, their results will only improve.