Laudrup wary of Palace power
21st September 2013
Michael Laudrup admits the Swans are expecting a physical test at Selhurst Park as they look to sign off the week on a successful note.
The Great Dane saw his side share the spoils against Liverpool in a thrilling Premier League tie at the Liberty on Monday night, before they opened their Europa League Group Stage campaign with a stunning 3-0 win in Valencia on Thursday.
Attention now switches to Sunday's trip to the newly-promoted Eagles, with Laudrup hoping for a second win on the road in the league.
"Valencia, unfortunately, is gone for me. I say unfortunately because you want to enjoy it a little more, but I can't because we are focussed on Crystal Palace," said Laudrup.
"We are back in Premier League action, and we face a new side to the division who know they need to get a lot of their points at home.
"I expect them to be a physical side, and they will try to take advantage of any possible tiredness from us. So they will be looking to keep the tempo up.
"They have done well so far. They already have a win on the board, which is very important. It will be a tough test up there for us."
The Swans are monitoring the fitness of Ashley Williams and Pablo Hernandez, who missed Thursday's victory at the Mestalla Stadium.