Davies insists confidence is high

21st November 2013

Ben Davies insists confidence is high amongst the squad as they seek a third straight away win at Fulham on Saturday (3pm).

The Swans have been victorious on their last two visits to Craven Cottage - winning 3-0 and 2-1 in the process - and Michael Laudrup's side will be hoping to make it a hat-trick this weekend.

They will also be looking to bounce back from conceding a stoppage-time equaliser to Stoke last time out in the Premier League.

And Davies says that the squad are relishing the trip to west London this weekend, hoping to avenge the 3-0 home defeat against Fulham on the final day of last season.

"We've won there two seasons in a row now, and we go into game quietly confident that we can get three points," he said.

"We are going into game looking for the win and it is up to us to put in a performance in order to do that.

"They (Fulham) have shown the quality they have at times this season, and they can cause any team problems on their day.

"They played well at the Liberty back in May and proved we can't underestimate them. Fulham one of those teams that are there or thereabouts, but no one really sees them as a struggling side.

"And in my opinion they will be a Premier League side again next year."

Davies has 18 appearances to his name so far this season as he battles for the left-back berth with Neil Taylor.

The latter got the nod for Wales' friendly with Finland last weekend, but the Neath-born youngster insists the pair will play more than their fair share of games over the course of the campaign.

"It doesn't affect the way I approach the game," said Davies. "I do my best every game and its up to the manager in order to pick the team.

"We are both vying for the same position but it comes down to who is playing well. This year there are plenty of games, and we'll both need our rest at times."

Meanwhile, the weekend sees the return of domestic action following the latest international break.

The Swans play no less than nine games in December alone and Laudrup's men will be hoping to climb the table ahead of the hectic winter schedule.

And Davies insists the squad are looking fit and sharp as they look to reach the heights of the two previous season.

"We've all had a good rest," he said. We've been working hard this last week in training and if we keep that intensity up then I'm sure we can get something on Saturday

"We have got a lot of games coming up, especially over the next month. We know as players that we haven't reached our best yet this year, and it's up to us to put that right.

"As players we have expectations, but we wont let that be a burden on us."