Taylor eyes clean sheet record
5th May 2015
Neil Taylor insists the Swans hope to chalk off another club record after Saturday's 2-0 home win over Stoke City.
Second-half goals from Jefferson Montero - the Ecuadorian's first for the club - and Ki Sung-Yueng strengthened the Swans' grip of eighth place with three games to go.
Another solid defensive display from Taylor and co meant Garry Monk's side picked up their 12th clean sheet of the campaign.
The most the Swans have kept in the Barclays Premier League is 14 from the club's opening campaign in the division.
And despite tricky matches with Arsenal, Manchester City and Crystal Palace to come, Taylor believes it's another target for the Swans to aim for.
"We will be looking to get as close to that as we can. It will be tough to get three more out of the next three games as they are against top teams," said the Wales international.
"Twelve clean sheets so far this season is a good record - it is a tough league to keep clean sheets in, so we are happy with what we have achieved so far."
Victory over the Potters saw the Swans move just four points behind seventh-placed Southampton - who lost at Sunderland.
And Taylor is hoping the Swans can finish strongly as they look to put the icing on a record-breaking season.
"We will keep looking up, the key thing is we want to make sure we are not looking behind us," said the 26-year-old.
"This win helps us, but we have two tough games against big teams now who still have something to play for when it comes to Champions League spots.
"Europe? Why not? Let's just enjoy it and see where we go."
On the victory over Stoke, who sit six points behind the Swans in the table, Taylor added: "It was a good win for us.
It was a tough game in the first half but in the second half the game livened up and we had some good chances and took them for some deserved goals.
"We knew in the first half that we weren't playing well and that we needed to take it up a level in the second half, which we have done quite a lot this season.
"In the last few games this season we have been much better in the second half. The key is we are finishing games really strongly as well.
"As soon as we got that first goal we wanted to keep a clean sheet - we haven't had one for a while but we managed to keep it and we are really happy."