Swansea striker Oliver McBurnie has made a very decent start to the season in south Wales. The 22-year-old Scotland international has already scored six goals in 15 appearances so far this season.
However, it was apparent from the beginning of the season that The Swans would struggle to find the back of the net elsewhere if the Scot’s goals dried up. That appeared to be the case, as Graham Potter’s men failed to score in five of their past nine matches, whilst McBurnie hit a lean spell.
However, in recent weeks a new star has been born at The Liberty Stadium; Daniel James. The 20-year-old has started The Swans’ last two games and has looked hugely impressive. He terrorised the Reading defence at the weekend, and was the architect for both of McBurnie’s goals, but could well have had a couple for himself.
Suddenly, the emergence of this academy product helps The Swans rank as one of the most threatening teams in the Championship. The youngster’s ability to play on either flank only makes him more crucial to the team, and could help them turn their tricky draws so far this season into wins.
With injured striker Wilfried Bony nearing a return, McBurnie could move to the opposite wing to James, and Swansea have a terrifying attacking trio for any opposition, which has come about in a matter of weeks. This combination could be the one to take The Swans to the top six or further. McBurnie and James may sound like two Wild West outlaws, but they’ll be shooting Swansea up the table.