King: The benchmark is set

6th March 2018
First team

Andy King believes Swansea City’s performance against West Ham United has set the benchmark for the final nine games of the Premier League season.

The midfielder marked his first start for the Swans with a strong performance in the middle of the park as Carlos Carvalhal's men ran out commanding 4-1 winners at the Liberty last weekend.

King capped off his display by scoring the third goal of the afternoon, when he poked home from close range after Andre Ayew’s header was blocked on the line.

The resounding victory lifted the Swans to a lofty 13th in the Premier League table ahead of this Saturdays' trip to relegation rivals Huddersfield Town.

And Welsh international King is urging his team-mates to focus on delivering again and again in the final two months of the campaign.

“We know we are not going to get the same kind of scoreline that we had against West Ham every week,” he said.

“But the effort and determination is the benchmark we must use going forward.

“The table looks good at the moment, but we know the target of points we’ve got to try to get to and we won’t stop until we’ve achieved that.”