Swansea City boss Graham Potter has praised his Derby County counterpart Frank Lampard for the start he has made in management, report the club’s official Twitter account.
The two sides will clash at Pride Park on Saturday in the first meeting between the clubs since Lampard took the Derby job in the summer.
“He had so much experience at the highest level and knows the game,” Potter told his pre-match press conference.
“He’s adapted well.
“Coming into a new team and he has had a positive cup run where they showed big qualities and they have young players who are developing.”
Swansea will be desperately looking for a positive result after suffering back-to-back home defeats, losing 4-1 to Norwich City last weekend and 2-1 to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night.
Those losses have bumped them down into 11th place in the Championship table but they remain just five points behind Nottingham Forest who currently occupy the final spot in the top-six.
Weekend rivals Derby also come into the clash off the back of a midweek defeat with Lampard’s side going down 2-1 Gary Rowett’s ten-man Stoke City.
This will be a very interesting clash.
Both managers are regarded as two of England’s brightest minds and both have proven why so far this season.
On a very limited budget, Potter has returned the slick passing style Swansea became synonymous with whilst Lampard has done a tremendous job in rivatilising what was becoming a dull and ageing Derby side, turning them into one of the league’s deadliest attacking units.