Swansea City buoyed by recent form, says Federico Fernandez
4th February 2016
Federico Fernandez insists the Swans take on Crystal Palace this Saturday buoyed by their recent form.
The Swans have picked up seven points from their last three games, with victories over Watford and Everton followed by a 1-1 draw at West Brom in midweek.
Francesco Guidolin's side had looked to be heading for a third-straight win on Tuesday night, only for Baggies striker Salomon Rondon to equalise in stoppage time at the Hawthorns.
But Fernandez believes the squad has taken confidence from their recent form, with Guidolin's side hoping to extend the five-point difference between themselves and third-bottom Newcastle United when the Eagles visit the Liberty.
"We played very well against West Brom, and although it was really frustrating to concede so late on we know our performance overall was very good," said the Argentinian international.
"Throughout the game we played some fantastic football and pressed really well too, which is just what the head coach demands from us.
"Earning points obviously raises your confidence, but when you feel you are performing very well it gives you a boost going into your next game."
The Swans host a Palace side that have lost their last five games and are without victory in seven outings.
Boss Alan Pardew, who signed former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor before the end of the transfer window, has seen his side slide down to 12th in the table - five points above the Swans.
But Fernandez is well aware of the threat the visitors pose when they visit SA1.
"Palace are a very strong side, with a good manager," added the 26-year-old. "They are a threat at set-pieces while they also have a lot of pace in the side, so they have different ways to hurt you.
"We will have to be at a similar level to our recent performances, if not better, if we are to get anything from the game.
"It's very important that we keep our recent run going and continue picking up points to push ourselves higher up the table."
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