Russell Martin | There is no lack of motivation for us

8th May
First team
Russell Martin Norwich

Russell Martin insists Swansea City will not lack for motivation against West Bromwich Albion as they seek to record a top-10 finish at the end of a challenging season.

The Swans host the Baggies knowing their play-off hopes are over following last weekend’s draw at Hull.

The visitors, meanwhile, are still in contention for a top-six finish, needing a victory to give them any chance of prolonging their season.

But head coach Martin and his side are in determined mood after stringing together an eight-match unbeaten run that has seen them take 20 points from the last 24 on offer.

“We want to win ideally, simple as that,” he said.

“We have got a big crowd in again, it’s another bank holiday game, so we want to finish strongly and put in a performance similar to the last eight or nine games, and finish the season unbeaten.

“We have a chance to finish in the top 10, and we have a chance to finish above West Brom, if we win and win well, we can do it.

“It’s not about ending their season or stopping anything they are trying to do. It’s about us continuing to perform at the levels we have shown over two extended periods of the season.

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"They are a good side, Carlos has done a great job there and they are good at what they do. They will pose us different problems to recent games, but it is up to us to find the solutions.

“The energy in the group has been so good and I want to continue that. We don’t need any more motivation than that.

“To finish in the top 10 would be something to be proud of after everything we have been through as a group.

“To score more goals, get more points and finish higher than last season is something I am happy with.

“We have progressed, we have been adaptable but without losing identity or concept of the game.

“We want to finish with a win and be in the top 10, there will still be a lot of frustration that we did not manage to get amongst it, but we have been close, and I hope we give people a positive feeling about team and the club heading into the summer.”