It has already been a turbulent few weeks since the season ended for Swansea City, who had to look for a new manager following Graham Potter’s decision to move to Brighton.
Whilst most recently relegated clubs would be targeting instant promotion, many recognised Potter did a remarkable job in Wales by having the Swans in mid-table last season.
He did that by getting many players to perform above levels they’d shown in the past.
However, one man who perhaps didn’t make the impact that was expected was former Rangers winger Barrie McKay – as our graphic shows.
The 24-year-old arrived in England two years ago with a good reputation having impressed in Glasgow but a spell with Nottingham Forest didn’t work out.
Yet, when he moved to Swansea under Potter, many thought McKay would excel in the attack-minded approach the ex-Ostersunds boss adopted but that wasn’t really the case.
Two goals and five assists isn’t anything special from the wide man, whilst his dribbles and key passes should also be higher when you consider the ability he has.
With Steve Cooper expected to take charge, McKay will be working under another boss who will encourage a passing, technical style of play that should suit his game.
And, it’s time that he starts delivering on his undoubted potential and recording numbers that reflect his quality.
He is reaching a crucial period in his career and should be desperate to establish himself as a key player in what will be a new-look Swansea side that line up in August.
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