Michael Duff | We want to embrace the challenge and be brave

21st October
First team
Michael Duff

Head coach Michael Duff wants his Swansea City side to embrace the challenge and be brave when they host league leaders Leicester City at the Swansea.com Stadium this afternoon.

The Swans entertain the Foxes having picked up 13 off the last 15 points available in the Championship, winning their last four games in a row against Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall, Norwich City and Plymouth Argyle.

Leicester, meanwhile, have won their last six games, making the joint-best ever start to a Championship season by taking 30 points from 11 matches.

The Swans will start as underdogs, but Duff feels his side are capable of causing the visitors problems in front of a vociferous home crowd.

“We go into the game knowing they are a very good side, they have got Premier League players throughout their squad,” said Duff.

“But we have good players too. There will be periods in the game where we will have to suffer because they are a very good team, but we do not want to sit in with 10 men behind the ball and just survive.

Michael Duff

“We want to implement our way of playing on them, we have shown in the last few weeks that we can be effective in and out of possession.

“We will have to be at our best, but there is no apprehension from our side.

“We will go out there intent on trying to win the game.

“They are coming to our place. If the supporters can get the place rocking and we can start well like we did in the Norwich game, then there’s no reason we cannot make it a good day.

“We have got some good players as well and we can hurt them.”