Ash: Make home advantage count
13th January 2014
Skipper Ashley Williams insists the Swans must take their big opportunities at home as they look to steer clear of a relegation scrap.
Defeat at Manchester United on Saturday meant the gap between 18th-placed Cardiff and Michael Laudrup's side was reduced to just three points.
But the Swans have home advantage for their next two league matches, with Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham set to visit the Liberty either side of the club's FA Cup tie against either Birmingham City or Bristol Rovers.
Tottenham are in SA1 this Sunday (1.30pm) before Fulham make the trip on Tuesday, January 28 (7.45pm).
And Williams feels the side need to put together a winning run of form in order to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.
"It was disappointing to lose at United last Saturday - we had played well in the first half, but then we didn't start the second half well enough," said the captain.
"It means it's another game down and we're still on 21 points, so we need to pick up some points because the gap between us and the clubs in the bottom three is down to three.
"But we have two home games now against Spurs and Fulham, which will be tough, so it's an opportunity for us not only to improve our home form, but it's a chance to push clear of the bottom clubs.
"We don't want to get dragged into that, so we know we have to work hard, play our game, and get some results."