Leon: We must bank home points
Leon Britton admits Swansea City must start delivering on their own patch ahead of back-to-back home league games against Huddersfield Town and Leicester City.
The Swans put together a spectacular run of form at the Liberty Stadium in the second half of last season as they pulled clear of relegation danger.
But they have made a disappointing start to 2017-18 in SA1, with defeats in all three of their home fixtures so far.
The Swans emerged with some credit despite being beaten by Manchester United in their opening Liberty fixture of the new campaign.
But boss Paul Clement was left frustrated by his team’s performances in the losses to Newcastle and Watford.
And Britton acknowledges that Clement’s men must do better if they are to enjoy a successful season.
“We have Huddersfield and Leicester coming up next and they are huge games for us,” the Swans skipper said.
“We haven’t won at home yet this season, whereas last year our home form after the manager arrived in January was very good.
“We need at least one win from these two games – probably four points at least.
“We don’t want the table looking bad so we need to make these home games count.”
Huddersfield made a positive start to their first Premier League campaign, taking seven points from their opening three fixtures.
They have found results a little harder to come by in recent weeks, but Britton is expecting a stern challenge on Saturday.
“They did really well last season to get promoted and they have shown already that they can compete at this level,” he added.
“We have to focus on producing a performance this weekend that will give us a chance of getting a result, then we can think about Leicester next week.
“We know we have to be better at home, and it’s down to us players to make that happen.”