Curtis: We have to start winning games
23rd December 2015
Alan Curtis has reiterated the need to start picking up maximum points in the Premier League - starting with the visit of West Brom on Boxing Day (3pm).
The Swans will be in the bottom three of the table at Christmas after a difficult run of form and on the back of Sunday's goalless draw against West Ham.
And as they sit two points adrift of safety, Swansea will be hoping for a return to winning ways when Tony Pulis brings his West Brom side to SA1 on Saturday.
"I've told the players that isn't about who they're playing against, it is who they're playing for," said Curtis, who will remain in caretaker charge as the club continues its search for a new first-team manager.
"I feel that if we can continue the principles that have taken us to this level and allowed us to prosper, the results will hopefully follow.
"In the last two games the players have shown that they can play freely and express themselves.
"The danger would be if we started to get cut adrift but it is important we start picking up points, and we'll be looking to do that against West Brom.
"It is another difficult game but we are at home and sooner or later we have to start winning games."
Meanwhile, Curtis again spoke of the need to make the right appointment as the club searches for a new first-team manager following the departure of Garry Monk.
"There's no real news," he said. "I spoke to the chairman briefly and it's an ongoing process. But like I have said previously it is important they find the right man.
"Even after West Ham we were preparing for the games against West Brom and Crystal Palace, and even beyond that looking ahead.
"I'm quite happy to carry on, but I think it is important we appoint someone sooner rather than later. We are all prepared to do what it takes to ensure the club continues to improve on the field."
Curtis also confirmed that Eder is still sidelined through injury, while Angel Rangel and Wayne Routledge have both trained after slight knocks.