Fer: Positives to take from defeat

29th February

Leroy Fer believes the Swans can take positives from Sunday's defeat to Tottenham as they look to maintain their promising record at Arsenal.
Francesco Guidolin handed Fer - a loan signing from QPR on transfer deadline day - his debut in the 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane, with the Dutch international replacing Leon Britton with 15 minutes to go.
The Swans had led through Alberto Paloschi's first goal for the club after 19 minutes, but they eventually succumbed to immense pressure from the visitors with Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose scoring either side of Fer's introduction.
The Swans remain three points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Wednesday's trip to the Emirates Stadium - a venue where they have won two and drawn one of their four Premier League matches.
And Fer remained upbeat despite the defeat at the weekend, insisting his team-mates can take heart  from their latest performance.
"It was not the result I wanted on my debut, but on a personal note I got some minutes under my belt, which is helpful for me," said the 26 year-old.
"It was a difficult time to come on as they had just equalised from a corner and they were building momentum.
"You could see from the pressure and chances they had that it was going to be difficult to get a result.
"They were like a storm, and although we defended very well we just couldn't contain one of the best - if not the best - team in the league.
"It's disappointing to have lost and leave Spurs with nothing, but we have to keep our heads up and go again on Wednesday.
"There are positives to take from Sunday's game, and we will take that to the Emirates on Wednesday.
"We have a strong squad here, and everyone is desperate to do their part to help the team get points."