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Swansea manager focused on the match not the money as Swans chase FA Cup quarter-final

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Swansea City manager Graham Potter has insisted he is focused on beating Brentford and not the financial rewards that reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup would bring his team.

The Swans take on Brentford in the fifth-round of the FA Cup on Sunday 17 February. But Potter's hands have been tied this season as Swansea faced the harsh economic realities of relegation from the Premier League.

The Swans will be hoping to recreate their winning performance against Gillingham. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Wire/PA Images

The club has been in turmoil off the pitch. Long-time chairman Huw Jenkins resigned in protest earlier this month, unhappy with the the way American owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien are running Swansea City.

Last week supporters marched through Swansea to show their anger and frustration at recent transfer dealings.

Supporters marched through Swansea to the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans manager has had to construct an almost entirely new squad after no fewer than 16 players, excluding loan signings, left the club since their seven-year stay in the top flight came to an end.

Swansea City - a club in turmoil?

Making the last eight of the FA Cup for only the fifth time in Swansea City's history would provide a much needed cash boost for the club. But Graham Potter said: "We just want to get through to the next round".

We can't think about what it might mean financially to the club, or who you might play in the next round.

You just have to think about Brentford, match what they do and play well against a good team.

– Graham Potter, Swansea City Manager

Brentford have not reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since 1989, boss Thomas Frank said "I know all of us want to make a new history".

He added: "There's a blank page now, we can go to the quarter-final for the first time in 30 years".