Carlos' plea to Jack Army

1st March
First team

Carlos Carvalhal has urged the Jack Army to play their part this weekend as Swansea City host West Ham in the latest key fixture in their bid for Premier League survival.

The Swans have dropped back into the relegation places after last Saturday’s defeat at Brighton.

But they bounced back to form when they saw off Sheffield Wednesday in an Emirates FA Cup replay in midweek – their sixth successive home win in all competitions.

And Carvalhal hopes the Swans’ support will play their part as his team to look to make it seven in a row on Saturday.

“We want to keep doing well in our home games,” said the Swans boss.

“I appreciate all the support the fans have given us in all the games, at home and away.

“But in the last few home games especially, the fans have given us great support – they have been very powerful for the team.

“On the pitch we will try to double our level this weekend, and I hope also the fans can double their level.

“I hope they understand their support is very important for us and we want to hear them from the first minute to the last.

“To achieve the three points, we need a big commitment from the players and also from the fans.”

The Swans have no fresh injury concerns going into the West Ham clash, and are boosted by the return of Andy King and former Hammer Andre Ayew after they were ineligible for the Wednesday tie.

Leon Britton continues to progress after playing for the first time in more than four months in midweek.

“Leon is not young anymore, so when he doesn’t play for a long time it can be difficult,” Carvalhal added.

“But he is a fit player and he did well when he came on (on Tuesday). He is doing well in training and is available for the next game.”

Renato Sanches remains on the sidelines for the West Ham clash, as do Angel Rangel, Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony.