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Swans 1 - Millwall 0

Victory at the Liberty after a turbulent week for Swans

Swansea moved up to 11th in the Championship with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Millwall.

George Byers' first senior goal was enough to get the hosts back to winning ways following last weekend's defeat at Bristol City.

They remain six points behind the playoff places,

The day began with a protest from the Swansea supporters against the club's American owners following their transfer window exodus and the subsequent resignation of chairman Huw Jenkins after 17 years at the helm.

But any negativity was not reflected in the atmosphere at the stadium and Graham Potter praised players and supporters alike after the game:

“There are a lot of young players in there just starting their careers off and they need all the help they can get, and our supporters have been brilliant with them. And that’s the most pleasing thing.

“I think the players responded – there’s a connection between the two – and that was a hard-earned, really pleasing three points.

"When you look at the age of the group and the age of a lot of the players and where they are in their careers, to play against a team like Millwall who do really well at what they do, and make it really difficult to play against, I thought the first half was good without being amazing in terms of chances.

"To have that responsibility, to be the home team that has to find the answers against a team that's got good players and can beat you on their day no problem, from that perspective it's really pleasing."

Jefferson Montero, Wilfried Bony and Tom Carroll all departed, and it could have been worse if deadline-day deals to see Leroy Fer and Dan James exit the club had gone through.

Wales international James returned to the side for the first time since his botched transfer to Leeds, but there was no place for in-form striker Oli McBurnie who had been suffering with illness.

Potter's men got in front in the 43rd minute thanks to Byers' first senior goal to give his side a 1-0 lead.

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