Leon Britton: Swansea City fans can play their part
30th March 2017
Leon Britton has urged the Jack Army to play their part once again this weekend as Swansea City go in search of victory in their crunch clash with Middlesbrough.
Britton reckons Swans fans have had a hand in their team's upturn in fortunes since the turn of the year.
And the club skipper hopes the home support will be influential once more when Paul Clement's men host Middlesbrough in a potentially pivotal game in the Premier League relegation scrap on Sunday.
"The atmosphere at our last few home games has been superb," Britton said, "and we hope for the same again against Middlesbrough.
"Of course, a big reason why the feeling in the stadium has been so good in recent times is the way the boys have been playing.
"After the victories over Southampton, Leicester City and Burnley, we are looking to make it four wins in a row at home.
"But even at Bournemouth in our last away game, when our performance and the result were disappointing, I thought our fans were brilliant.
"It has been said many times, but it is true that fans can play a part in helping us to win games, and that's what we must do from now until the end of the season."
The Swans pulled five points clear of the relegation zone after a 3-2 victory over Burnley in their last SA1 outing.
But back-to-back away defeats at Hull City and Bournemouth mean they are just three points above the bottom three heading into the weekend, and the gap may have been wiped out by the time they kick off on Sunday lunchtime.
While Clement's side have banked three successive victories on their own patch, Boro have not won a league game since beating the Swans at the Riverside back in December.
"Our performance up there was very disappointing and we will try to put that right this weekend," Britton added.
"But Middlesbrough have a new manager and they will be looking at this game as a chance to get a win, so we know it will be a tough test."