HARRY PRATT COLUMN: Swansea squad worst in memory, brilliant Bristol City could usurp them

After covering much of Swansea’s seven years among the elite, I can safely say the current crop is the worst in memory.

All of which means the new manager faces a massive challenge to dig them out of the mire.

He will need to spend big, fast and wisely next month to stand a chance of engineering the club’s third great escape in as many seasons.

But for Premier League fanatics living in the wild west, anywhere along the M4 corridor beyond Reading, it is not all doom and gloom.

First up, Swansea’s deadly rivals, Cardiff, with Neil Warnock yanking their reins, are second in the Championship – and threatening to compound the misery at the Liberty by swapping places with them.

And then there is Bristol City, who illustrated their fantastic form in the second tier by defeating the second best team in the land hours after Clement was fired.

Third in the table, four points behind Cardiff, Lee Johnson’s men are on a festive roll.

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