Pablo: Key period ahead
28th January 2014
Pablo Hernandez has labelled the Swans' upcoming matches as the most important period of the club's season.
Michael Laudrup's side host Fulham at the Liberty tonight (7.45pm) as the Swans target a league double over the Cottagers following their 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage last November.
The Swans are also hoping to move further away from the relegation zone, with just a three-point buffer separating them from third-bottom West Ham.
Following tonight's game with Fulham, the Swans face the Hammers before hosting Cardiff and visiting Stoke City.
It is a run of games which pits the Swans against the teams around them in the table, and Hernandez insists it is a key period.
"The next three or four games in the league are the most important of the season for us," said the Spanish international, who made his return from a hamstring injury in Saturday's FA Cup win over Birmingham City.
"The teams we face are all around us, so each result is vital.
"We have not played badly in the last few league games. We have been up against Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Everton - they are big teams.
"Now it's important for us to pick up points in the next few league games."