Bony: Let's push on

25th January

Wilfried Bony hopes the win over Birmingham in the FA Cup can breed confidence ahead of a crucial period in the Premier League.

The Swans moved into the fifth round of the competition following a 2-1 win at St. Andrews on Saturday.

Birmingham started well and took a deserved lead when Lee Novak headed home, with the visitors failing to register a single shot on target in the opening period.

But Swansea hit back after the break and Bony - on as a half-time substitute - levelled the scores with a superb finish from Roland Lamah's cross.

And the Ivorian netted his fifth goal in as many games just moments later when he finished off a slick counter attack to hand the Swans victory.

"This was the win we were looking for," said Bony. "And hopefully it will give us confidence going into the next game.

"We knew it would be a difficult game and we wanted to get the first goal. We didn't do that and we had to be patient, but when the chances came we managed to score and that was very important.

"I know I'm there to score and when the chance came I just tried to do my best.

"The ball came out to Roland and my first instinct was to get into the box and when the ball came in I managed to finish it with my left foot.

"With the second goal I had to check that no one was behind me and then I took a step to the left with the goalkeeper and finished it."

The Swans return to Premier League action on Tuesday when they entertain Fulham at the Liberty Stadium.

With just one league win in their last nine games, Laudrup's men know the importance of upcoming fixtures against sides in the bottom half of the table.

And Bony is hoping that he and his team-mates can deliver a much needed three points on home soil.

"We have to be ready for that but it is good for our confidence that we won today," he said. "But we need a win and three points.

"We are coming up against a team in a similar position to ourselves and we're at home. We have to win."