PREVIEW: Hull v Swans

5th April 2014

The Swans will be looking for back to back Premier League wins for the first time since December 2012 when they face Hull on Saturday (3pm).

Garry Monk's side produced an impressive performance last weekend as they beat Norwich at the Liberty - a result that moved them seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Hull have enjoyed an impressive first season back in the Premier League after a three-year absence.

Steve Bruce's side sit level on points with Swansea going into the weekend's clash, while the Tigers also have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to.

But both teams will be looking for the three points that should ensure another season of top-flight football.

The corresponding fixture back in December saw both sides play out a 1-1 draw in SA1, with Chico Flores cancelling out an opener from former Swans striker Danny Graham.



Hull welcome back midfielder George Boyd after a three-match suspension, while Steve Harper will continue to deputise in goal for the injured Allan McGregor.

Meanwhile, the Swans have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash at the KC Stadium.



Hull boss Steve Bruce:"They play a certain brand of football and whoever they play, you know they will have the lion's share of possession.

 "When you look at them, Michu's come back in after being out and he makes a big difference to them. The lad Bony up front has got 17 or 18 goals in the league, which is a terrific return in his first season.

 "They're a really good side and I don't think anybody expected them to be at the wrong end of the table."


Swans head coach Garry Monk:"We realise the position we're in and we have still got a job to do. For me, I want a couple more wins to ensure we are safe.

"But I also want to win every single game, and if we can't then make sure we don't lose. The players have had a lot of criticism this year and we want to show a message of intent going forward.

"It's important that we finish the season strongly. We've got a job to do and we want to be safe as quickly as possible."



  • The Swans have won none of their last five league visits to Hull, losing four of those games
  • Garry Monk's side have scored more goals than any other team in the bottom 12 of the Premier League
  • Swansea have not won back to back Premier League games since December 2012
  • Hull have lost four of their last five league games (W1 L4) and won only one of the last six on home soil

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