Guidolin calls for focus ahead of Palace clash
4th February 2016
Francesco Guidolin has called on his players to stay focused ahead of Saturday's clash against Crystal Palace (3pm).
The Swans return to home soil after back-to-back away games at Everton and West Brom - a run which has yielded four points from a possible six.
Together with a home win over Watford, Swansea have taken seven points in three games to move themselves five points clear of the relegation zone.
Guidolin's men were denied a third straight victory on Tuesday as West Brom rescued a draw in stoppage time as the Swans now look ahead to consecutive home games, starting with the visit of Palace.
"At this moment we need to be focused on Saturday," he said. "It's an important game for us, but I'm confident that we can get the points needed to be safe this season.
"We play well when we have control of the game but it is important to be aggressive when out of possession.
"It will be a difficult game against Palace. They are a good team and have a player I know well in (Emmanuel) Adebayor.
"We worked together in the first part of the season when I was at Monaco and he's a good striker. He's strong in the air and has good technique - a modern forward."
New signing Alberto Paloschi impressed on his Swans debut in Tuesday's draw at the Hawthorns, with the Italian striker staking a claim for a starting berth this weekend.
Meanwhile, Leroy Fer could also be involved after completing his loan switch from Queens Park Rangers.
"Alberto (Paloschi) played well on Tuesday," said Guidolin. "I haven't decided yet (on whether he will start) but he could do.
"I saw Leroy Fer play when he was with Norwich. I think he's a player with quality but I need some time to get to know him. But maybe he can play a part on Saturday."
Guidolin also confirmed that midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will miss the game against Palace after suffering concussion in the draw against West Brom.