Angel angel aiming for return to winning ways

17th October 2014

Angel Rangel insists the Swans are desperate for a return to winning ways when they pay a visit to Stoke City on Sunday (4pm).

Garry Monk's side travel to the Britannia Stadium on the back of the international break following successive draws with Sunderland and Newcastle United.

The Swans are yet to pick up three points in the Premier League away to the Potters, but Rangel feels Monk's men are in good shape to set the record straight this weekend.

"We are looking forward to the game," said the Spanish right-back. "It's been a couple of weeks without football, which, as a footballer, you're never happy with, but we've been working well. 

"The boys that went away with their national teams have been doing well, and the boys in training have been working hard.

"We played well there last season, but the Britannia is one of those stadiums where we haven't managed to get three points. 

"Hopefully that will change this time. We've been working on our game plan, so we will go there and try to play our best football, give 100 per cent and try to get the right result."

But Rangel realises that the Swans will have to be on top of their game to inflict defeat on Mark Hughes' side.

He added: "Stoke have had a good start as well. They have players who can hurt you. We know Crouch will be a threat, and they also have players with pace.

"But, as I said, we've had two draws in a row now, so we want a positive reaction on Sunday and to get something from the game."