PREVIEW: Hull v Swans
11th March 2017
Swansea City make the trip to Hull City this weekend aiming to extend their gap from the Premier League relegation zone.
Paul Clement's side travel to the KCOM Stadium hoping to secure back-to-back top flight victories following last weekend's dramatic 3-2 win over Burnley.
The Swans currently sit in 16th position, six points clear of 19th-place Hull, who will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at fellow survival hopefuls Leicester City.
A victory for the Tigers could see them move outside of the relegation zone, while a win for the Swans could see them stretch their gap to eight points from 18th place.
Jefferson Montero and Ki Sung-Yueng are both in contention to face Hull after returning to full training this week.
Montero had been suffering from a hamstring injury, while Ki was sidelined with a knee problem.
Hull defender Curtis Davies, meanwhile, has boosted Marco Silva's options ahead of this afternoon's clash following his return to full training this week.
Davies has not featured for the Tigers since suffering a torn hamstring in the FA Cup defeat away to Fulham six weeks ago.
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID
Hull boss Marco Silva: Yes, it's true, we have to win. After the last result, of course we need to give an answer.
"In our stadium, with our fans, with that support, it's very important for us.
"The last results at home, Burnley was not the best, but past results are a good sign and give us confidence as well and we need to win.
"Of course we respect our opponent, but it's a really important game for us and it's one game we need to get three points."
Swans head coach Paul Clement: "Our focus, as it has been all along, is very much game to game, and that's the way it will stay right through until the end of the season.
"We had a very important victory against Burnley last weekend, when we responded very well to losing at Chelsea.
"Now we face Hull in what is clearly a very important game for both teams.
"We have a little advantage in the table over Hull at the moment, but it's not much.
"When you look at their statistics and ours - possession, shots, shots on target, crosses - the two teams are very similar, and I expect a very good game of football."
Hull 2-0 Swansea (January 2017)
Swansea 0-2 Hull (August 2016)
Hull 1-0 Swansea (September 2015)
Swansea 3-1 Hull (April 2015)
Hull 0-1 Swansea (December 2014)
4 - All four goals Hull City have scored against the Swans this season have come in the final 15 minutes of games.
6 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has been involved in a goal in each of his last six Premier League appearances, scoring three and assisting four more in this run.