Britton: Plenty of positives to take
21st December 2015
Leon Britton insists the last two performances have given the Swans plenty of positives to take as they approach a busy period.
The Swans were held to a goalless draw at the Liberty by West Ham on Sunday, which followed on from a hugely-spirited display in a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City the previous week.
The stalemate with the Hammers means the Swans sit just inside the relegation zone ahead of the home clash with West Brom on Boxing Day.
But Britton believes the squad have given themselves a platform to work from thanks to their recent performances.
"The last two games have been better," said the midfielder.
"Even though we lost last week at Manchester City we still had a good performance and were unfortunate not to come away with a point there.
"We need to carry on these good performances and build on them
"We are going into an important period now where we need to try and pick up more points.
"We have plenty of positives to take into our Boxing Day match against West Brom."
The Swans were left frustrated against West Ham, with the visitors' defence making a number of key blocks while keeper Adrian acrobatically kept out Jack Cork's stunning second-half volley.
Ki Sung-Yueng also saw his shot strike the hand of Wales defender James Collins, but referee Lee Mason rejected penalty claims.
And Britton revealed the squad felt disappointed not to have picked up three points in the final game before Christmas.
"We were unfortunate not to come away with the win," he said. "We did enough to win the game.
"We played well - we dominated possession and created chances, but West Ham's defence frustrated us. We just could not get that bit luck in the final third.
"We earned a good point and came away with a clean sheet.
"They are two positives we can take from the game but we are disappointed we did not get all three points."