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7th February 2014
Leon Britton says its time for the players to stand up and be counted ahead of Saturday's South Wales derby.
The Swans welcome Cardiff to the Liberty Stadium in what has already been billed as the most important clash between the two clubs in recent history.
Both sides are struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table after a poor run of form, while the visitors hold the bragging rights following a 1-0 win at the Cardiff City Stadium back in November.
Since then, Swansea have won twice in the league to sit a mere two points clear of the relegation zone.
Following last weekend's defeat to West Ham, the club parted company with manager Michael Laudrup on Tuesday, with Garry Monk taking over as Head Coach at the Liberty Stadium.
And Britton has called for a show of unity ahead of what promises to be a crucial evening in SA1.
"We owe a performance and we need to step up our game," the midfielder told Jack Magazine. "Both teams are down there after a bad run of form and both clubs need the points.
"Every game and every point is vital now and we need to start getting back to where we know we can be.
"The reverse fixture was the first derby in the top flight, but with the position that both teams now find themselves in, there is a lot more importance on this game."
Also in Saturday's programme, we take a look back at the 1912-13 season in our 'Swansea City Years' feature, and club legend Lee Trundle gives his thoughts on a busy week at the Liberty Stadium.
As well as this, former Swans player Joe Allon recalls a previous clash against Cardiff and we take a look back at some previous games against the Bluebirds.
There is all this and much, much more so don't forget to get your hands on a copy from around the Liberty Stadium.
The 76-page magazine is a must for every Swans fan and is available around the ground and online along with Slee Stores in Plasmarl, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.