Nathan Wood | Consistency key over second half of season
Nathan Wood says Swansea City must strive for consistency if they want to meet their targets this season.
The Swans travel to Loftus Road to take on Queens Park Rangers this weekend, hoping to build on a disciplined performance and victory against Sunderland last time out in the league.
The Championship league table is extremely tight with just six points separating third and 14th. The Swans are right in the middle of that pack, sitting 11th and three points off the play-offs.
Saturday’s opponents Queens Park Rangers are just one point behind the Swans and haven’t won in their last five games in all competitions, but centre-half Wood has warned that form means nothing in the Championship and he and the team are expecting a tough test from the London outfit.
“QPR are a good team. You can’t look too closely at form, because it’s about what happens on the day," he said.
"They’re in a not-too-dissimilar position to us. I know we’ve got some good results lately but we still have to improve our form.
“They are a good team and it’s a tough place to go. I think the aim has to be to keep improving ourselves and keep winning games.
“We want to get into the play-off positions and stay there. I feel like that’s a target that kind of speaks for itself.
“We’ve shown what we can do against the top teams in this league, so it’s just about being more consistent and really establishing ourselves in those play-off places.
“The league is so tight, that you can win two or three games and be right up there. You look at teams like Middlesbrough – they went on a bit of a run and now they’re right up there, which just shows how tight it is.
“For us now, it’s about being consistent and picking up points.
“We beat West Brom and Watford back-to-back away from home, and that was a great feeling, hopefully we can achieve that on Saturday.
“I imagine it will be a really good atmosphere. I’ve never been to Loftus Road but from what I’ve heard and seen, it looks like a good place to play."