Preview: Norwich v Swansea
6th April 2013
The Swans will be looking to end a run of three straight defeats when they face Norwich on Saturday (3pm).
Michael Laudrup's side head to Carrow Road on the back of their joint-worst run of the season having suffered losses against West Brom, Arsenal and Spurs.
Despite that run, the Swans remain ninth in the Premier League table, but Fulham's win over QPR on Monday leaves them just one point behind with a game in hand.
And Laudrup's men will be looking for a positive result against a side that has caused them problems in recent years.
Norwich have won all three encounters against the Swans since both clubs won promotion to the Premier League back in 2011.
The Canaries did the double over the Welsh side last season - including a 3-1 win at Carrow Road - and were 4-3 winners at the Liberty Stadium back in December.
However, the home side have lost five out of their last six and scored just five goals since the turn of the year - leaving them just four points clear of the relegation zone.
Chico Flores and Angel Rangel have both been declared fit for the trip to Carrow Road, while Kemy Agustien has returned to full training.
Meanwhile, Norwich goalkeeper Mark Bunn returns after serving a one-match ban, while midfielder Anthony Pilkington is ruled out with a hamstring problem.
What they said
Norwich boss Chris Hughton:"We need to make sure we remember the good things we did from Wigan. Any defeat is damaging but it is how you react from that. Any team in our position would say the same.
"It is uncomfortable but the only way to change it is to get the wins and the points we need. That starts with our next game at home against Swansea. "You have to be confident you have the players and the squad to do that but now we have to show it."
Swans boss Michael Laudrup:"We know what to expect from Norwich. They have four home games left and will want to get the points to try and get to the 40-point mark.
"We can win the game, but we know that it will be a physical one. They have scored the most number of goals from set pieces this season and we have to go there and be strong.
"It is going to be really tough game."
Head to head
Norwich have a good record against the Swans in the top-flight, having won all three games between the two sides.
They did the double over the Welsh club last season, including a 3-1 win at Carrow Road, and secured a 4-3 victory at the Liberty Stadium back in December.
Only Stoke City (5) have picked up fewer points from their last 10 Premier League games than the Canaries (9)
There have been fewer goals scored at Carrow Road (31) than any other Premier League ground this season
Anthony Pilkington has netted three times in three Premier League games against Swansea. Against no side has he managed more
Swansea City are yet to win in the league this season when they have fallen behind (D6 L11)
However, the Swans have only dropped five points from leading positions, winning 10 of the 12 games they have taken the lead in
Michu has scored a league-high six headed goals this season for Swansea. Last season, the highest tally of headed goals by a player was Steven Fletcher (7)
32Red odds: Norwich 28/17 Swansea 20/11 Draw 28/13