Taylor hoping to go one better against Leicester
4th December 2015
Neil Taylor is hoping for another positive performance - and a crucial three points - as Swansea City target a return to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League.
The Swans welcome in-form Leicester to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm) looking to bounce back from last weekend's narrow defeat at Liverpool.
A second-half penalty from James Milner was enough to give the hosts all three points on Merseyside, but it was a much-improved performance from Garry Monk's side at Anfield.
Swansea now turn their attention to Saturday's clash against Leicester, and Taylor believes the squad can build on last weekend's positivity.
"We've had a good week and the mood has been great," he said. "We now need to perform like we did last week because we felt a lot more likes ourselves and we were unfortunate not to get something from the game.
"We played a lot more with our philosophy; we kept the ball better and played the sort of football that you'd expect from Swansea.
"It's important now that we go into Saturday's game with the same mentality and with the home support behind us, we have a chance of beating a team in good form.
"So hopefully this weekend it can be a good performance and a win."
The Swans now face a Leicester side that is brimming with confidence after a fantastic first third of the season.
Claudio Ranieri's men have lost just once in their 14 league matches this term, while top scorer Jamie Vardy broke a new Premier League record last week by scoring in his 11th successive game.
The former Fleetwood striker has been a key man for the Foxes, while the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki have also caught the eye.
"They have done amazingly well so far," said Taylor. "The manager has done great and as a team they have performed very well.
"When you have that confidence and you play in that way then it puts an extra spring in your step.
"They are enjoying their football at the moment and it is going to take a top effort from us to knock them off their stride.
"But we can beat any side on our day - we just need to play to the best of our ability."
He added: "It's been a tough period for us, we've all seen how competitive the league is this season but we need to come through that as a team and we're working very hard.
"But it certainly doesn't feel like a bad team. We just need to turn this corner and a good Christmas period will be crucial to our season."