Cup run would be huge boost, says Fer

26th January 2018
First team

Leroy Fer is hoping Swansea City will stay out of the headlines this weekend as Carlos Carvalhal's side target a spot in the FA Cup fifth round.

The Swans head to League Two side Notts County on Saturday (3pm) hoping to avoid a potential upset.

After seeing off Championship leaders Wolves in the last round, Carvalhal and co now face a Magpies side that sits second in English football's fourth tier.

Earlier this week the Swans hit the headlines as the top-flight's bottom club stunned in-form Liverpool - unbeaten in 18 games - by winning 1-0 at the Liberty courtesy of Alfie Mawson's goal.

Now they aim to stay out of the headlines this weekend by avoiding a shock cup exit against a side sitting 50 places below them in the English system.

"Monday's win over Liverpool was a huge boost for us - it has continued the momentum of the team under the new manager," said Fer.

"Now we have a different kind of game ahead of us, but football is all about adapting to different challenges.

"The FA Cup is a great competition and is one which everyone at our club really wants to do well in.

"Advancing in the cup means we are winning games, and that is great for your confidence.

"But Saturday is going to be a tough one for us - Notts County have some experienced players like Alan Smith, Shola Ameobi and Jon Stead, while their manager Kevin Nolan has heaps of experience.

"I played against him once and if his team plays with the passion that he had as a player then it will be a real tough afternoon for us.

"But we need to be professional and do what we do best. Hopefully we will be in the hat for the next round."