A big month starts here, says skipper

17th November 2017
First team

New skipper Angel Rangel reckons this weekend’s trip to Burnley marks the start of a run of games which will have a big impact on Swansea City’s season.

The Swans find themselves in the Premier League’s bottom three after a difficult start to 2017-18.

But there are plenty of chances to take points on the horizon as Paul Clement’s men get set to play eight games between now and Christmas.

And Rangel acknowledges that the Swans must improve their form between now and the meeting with Crystal Palace on December 23 which marks the midway point in the season.

“I think it’s a big month for us,” he said.

“We have some very big games coming up.

“Last season at the beginning of January we only had 12 points and we made a super escape.

“We don’t want to go through that again. There is still a long way to go and things can turn around very quickly.

“But we want to get up near to 20 points, at least, at the end of December, then the second half of the season can be more positive.”

Rangel is back in contention for the Burnley trip having missed the Swans’ last two games with a groin problem.

Martin Olsson, Renato Sanches, Leon Britton and Wilfried Bony are also fit after injury lay-offs, which means a timely boost for Clement’s struggling side.

“I think we almost have a fully-fit squad and that’s good news,” Rangel added.

“We have also had some good results at Burnley in the past. I know that doesn’t mean anything when you step on the pitch, but hopefully we can go there and produce a good performance and get another good result.”