Every game is vital, says Davies
31st January 2014
The Swans visit West Ham this Saturday, with Ben Davies insisting: "Each game is vital from now on."
Victory over Fulham at the Liberty on Tuesday night ended an eight-game winless run for the Swans in the Barclays Premier League.
It took Michael Laudrup's side onto 24 points from 23 games, with a trip to Upton Park next on fixture list.
The Hammers remain in 18th place - five points behind the Swans - despite holding Chelsea to a goal-less draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
But Davies feels the small difference separating sides in the bottom half of the table means the Swans have to build on their result over Fulham.
"Every single game we play until the end of the season is going to be vital for us," said the Wales international.
"We need to pick up as many points as we can - that starts against West Ham on Saturday.
"If we can get another win there it gives us more breathing space from the bottom clubs.
"I expect West Ham to come at us, especially as they are at home.
"I'm sure they won't be as defensive as they were at Chelsea. You have to give them credit for getting a point at Stamford Bridge, though, because a draw there is a good result for any team.
"They need the win as much as we do, so it should make for a good game."
Davies also praised the squad for emerging through a tough period of fixtures.
The 2-0 win over Fulham was the first league triumph since Laudrup's side had beaten Newcastle last month.
But the 20-year-old believes the squad showed it's true character by returning to winning ways.
"It was a bit of a pressure situation for us, but it was something we had to deal with," said the left-back.
"I think we came out stronger at the end of it.
"Every player will go through something like that. A good sign is that even we weren't playing at our best we had the strength of character to pull through.
"It was a very big three points - it also pushed Fulham further down behind us, and hopefully we can do the same against West Ham."
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