Norwich clash is must-win, says Taylor
27th March 2014
Neil Taylor insists Saturday's clash with Norwich is nothing less than a "must-win" game.
The two sides go head-to-head at the Liberty Stadium in what is already a crucial encounter for both clubs.
The Swans sit five points clear of the relegation zone following Tuesday's draw with Arsenal, while Norwich are two points ahead of them.
However, the home side are yet to record a victory over the Canaries since arriving in the Premier League three years ago, while the two clubs shared a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road back in December.
And Taylor believes that there is no room for error ahead of Saturday's clash in SA1.
"It's a must-win," he said. "We said the Palace game was a must-win and we said West Brom was as well, but we've just got to go out and do it now.
"There's a lot of teams fighting down there and its going to go right to the wire at both ends of the table this year.
"It will take our quality on the ball and a bit of scrapping as well. We showed that on Tuesday, but with the pressure we're under now we are going to need both sides of our game."
Taylor was one of four changes to the Swans starting line-up that edged onto the 30-point mark following a battling display at the Emirates in midweek.
The Wales international replaced Ben Davies at left back, and produced a fine cross for Wilfried Bony's first-half opener.
And Taylor insists the whole squad has a part to play between now and the end of the campaign.
"I wouldn't be able to pick the team for Saturday," he said. "Whoever starts, it doesn't matter; we all need top push each other.
"We (Taylor and Davies) can both play there and we know we are good full backs at this level. The manager is going to need both of us because it's all about this team staying in the Premier League."
Meanwhile, the former Wrexham man praised the Swans' attitude following the draw against Arsenal.
"It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't really the Swansea way," said Taylor. "We scrapped and gave it our all - but we were disappointed with the two goals we conceded.
"We went on to get a good point in the end, and were unlucky not to get all three."