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Fede vows to fight on

The Swans will be back on the training ground today ahead of Sunday's meeting with Stoke City.

But Carlos Carvalhal's men must wait to see whether they still have a survival chance come the weekend after they were beaten 1-0 by Southampton on Tuesday night.

The Saints loss means the Swans are relying on Huddersfield to lose both their remaining fixtures, against Chelsea and Arsenal, to give them a realistic chance of staying up.

If Huddersfield avoid defeat this evening, the Swans will be all but down.

Southampton are only three points ahead of Carvalhal's side, but their goal difference is nine goals better, meaning an extraordinary swing would be needed on the final day for the Swans to overhaul the Saints.

Whatever happens at Stamford Bridge tonight, Fernandez insists the Swans must battle on for their fans.

“We know we lost out on a huge opportunity against Southampton,” the skipper said. “We are now depending on others.

“We fought and pushed hard but didn’t score. I’m disappointed for the squad and for the fans.

“We’ll see what happens with Huddersfield, but we must win against Stoke for ourselves, the fans and the club.

“The fans have been magnificent over the past couple of games and we owe it to them.” 

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Federico Fernandez

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