Naughton wants Swans to be record-breakers

26th March

Kyle Naughton has already helped the Swans create history this season - now he's determined to break more records.

The right-back has enjoyed a successful time at the Swans since arriving from Tottenham in January, winning four of the eight matches in which he has featured.

Included in those victories was a memorable 2-1 win over Manchester United at the Liberty, which clinched a first league double over the English giants.

Last weekend's win at Aston Villa moved the Swans onto 43 points - one more than last season's total tally - with Garry Monk's men closing in on rewriting the club's history books.

The Swans' best Premier League points tally currently stands at 47, which was set under Brendan Rodgers during the club's first campaign following promotion from the Championship.

One more win would also set a new Swans record for the highest amount of victories in the Premier League.

And with eight games remaining, Naughton insists setting new records gives Monk's men a real focus and incentive as they look to finish on a high.

"We seem to be breaking records with every good result we get recently," joked Naughton.

"We made history against Manchester United, so it wouldn't be too bad a start for me if I can be part of the Swansea side which goes on and sets a new points record in the Premier League.

"There are a few games left and we have a great chance of breaking our record.

"The club has made massive strides each year in the Premier League, and this squad is determined to set the bar higher.

"If we can get five more points then we raise the bar for next year, and that's important because you want to make progress each season."

The 26-year-old put in another performance that would have pleased Monk as the Swans claimed the league double over Aston Villa last weekend thanks to Bafe Gomis' goal.

It was the third cleansheet Naughton has been part of since his switch from Spurs, while he has also had to settle into a new formation which has seen Monk opt for a diamond midfield.

"For me it leaves a lot of space to run into, and it's the same for Tayls on the opposite flank," explained Naughton.

"It's worked quite well because the right-sided midfielder in the diamond moves across to help me defensively, so I'm not left in a two-on-one situation. I really enjoy playing with that formation.

"It's great for us because it gives the manager options in terms of formations. We can change it in a game if need be as everyone is comfortable with it."