Routledge: Let's build on last week

3rd April 2014

Wayne Routledge is hoping the Swans can build on last week's impressive performances by going unbeaten for their final six games of the season - starting with victory over Hull on Saturday (3pm).


Garry Monk's side travel to the KC Stadium on the back of positive results against the likes of Arsenal and Norwich, last week.


The Swans battled to a 2-2 draw with Arsenal midweek before producing an impressive performance to beat Norwich 3-0 at the Liberty on Saturday.


The results took Monk's side seven points clear of the relegation zone, level on points with Steve Bruce's side with 33 points.


But Routledge insists the Swans can't afford to relax, heading into this season's run-in.


"We can't take our foot off the gas," insisted the 29-year-old. "Monk has been on at us all week, the training has been intense, the quality has been high, and I'm sure we will go into Saturday with the same mentality as we have had in recent weeks.


"We don't want to lose another game this season. It will be tough, but why not? Why can't we go unbeaten?


"It's a good mentality to have, and I think Ash's crucial block off the line last weekend personified that statement.


"We've not done enough yet. We aren't away from trouble.


"It was nice to win 3-0 and get the three points against Norwich. We've been playing well but not getting the points recently, so it was nice to put in a good performance and take the three points.


"Last week has given us a platform to build on. We are in a good place, so hopefully we can take those results into Saturday's game."


And Routledge, who scored his sixth goal of the season in the 3-0 victory over Norwich, has been ever-present in the Swansea starting eleven since Monk took over.


This week, the Swans head coach labelled the winger as 'Mr. Consistent' for his continually impressive displays.


And Routledge feels such praise has provided him with a boost, heading out onto the pitch.


"It's a nice statement from Monks," added Routledge. "To know the manager thinks highly of you is a good feeling.


"When someone believes in you, it's a lot easier to go on the pitch and do what you have to do.


"I feel that the whole team has been putting in performances to a good standard, but not getting the results.


"Not many teams will go to Anfield and score three, and go to Goodison and score two.


"We've had small lapses in concentration, but if we can get rid of them, we can be a match for anyone."