Cork eyes best ever points total

1st March

Jack Cork is hoping the Swans can build on their 1-0 victory at Burnley by achieving their best-ever points total in the Barclays Premier League.

The narrow victory at Turf Moor, courtesy of a Kieran Trippier own goal, took Garry Monk's side to 40 points from 26 games - the quickest the Swans have reached the 40-point barrier in their four years in the top flight.

In a game of few chances, Trippier's 64th-minute own goal, in which Cork played a key role in, proved the difference between the two sides.

And the English midfielder is hoping Monk's men can push on to make history by finishing the season strongly.

"It's a great achievement to reach 40 points at this stage of the season," said Cork. 

"I've only been here four games now, but I can see how much it means to the staff and the players that have been here for many years. 

"Overall, it was a tough game. We knew we were going to have to work hard and be prepared for how they were going to play. 

"We nicked the goal in the second half, and it was a good three points in the end.

"It would be great to build on this. We want to beat the 47-point total with 12 games to play.

"We have a tough game at Tottenham, but hopefully we can get another three points and the three wins on the bounce."