Today's media round-up

11th March 2013

After Saturday's controversial 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion the Swans are looking to move on and forget the weekend's disappointments. BBC Sport spoke with Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins regarding future plans for the club and Michael Laudrup. The centre of excellence is taking shape as the South Wales Evening Post also caught up with Huw Jenkins in Landore. Finally, The Independent focuses on Ashley Williams' reaction as he hopes the Swans can stick together ahead of next season.

BBC Sport
Swansea and Michael Laudrup planning ahead, says Huw Jenkins

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says Michael Laudrup's new contract will allow the club to plan for next season.
Laudrup has ended speculation about his future by signing a fresh deal that keeps him at Swansea until June 2015.
And Jenkins says Laudrup's continued presence at the club will prove crucial in player recruitment for next season.
"When you're looking ahead from now until July to get players in, I think it's important that we got Michael putting pen to paper," Jenkins said.
"That will help us no doubt getting things done quicker and show a few players Michael's committed and here for next season and beyond."

South Wales Evening Post
Swansea City take next step in bid to nurture stars of the future

A centre of excellence which could help nurture future Swansea City stars has taken a leap forward.
Swansea Council cabinet has agreed to sell the RTB playing fields in Landore to the Premier League club.
​Cabinet member for regeneration, Councillor Nick Bradley, with Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins at the club's centre of excellence development in Landore
The Football Centre of Excellence at the site will provide top- quality training pitches and facilities.
Work has already started on-site but the disposal of the land to the Swans means the club will be able to secure more funds for the centre in future.
Huw Jenkins, Swansea City chairman, said: "We're delighted to secure the RTB Landore site. This agreement highlights yet again the great working relationship that exists between the Swans and Swansea Council.
"The Swans would never be where we are today without the Liberty Stadium being built and the fact that the club is doing so well in the Barclays Premier League is great news for everyone.
"I think everyone can now see for themselves what a successful football team and a forward-thinking council can do together to help promote our proud city to a level never seen before."

The Independent
Ashley Williams hopes Swansea stick together

Defender Ashley Williams admits Swansea could still run the risk of losing manager Michael Laudrup.
Williams was delighted to see the Dane sign a one-year contract extension ahead of the weekend defeat at West Brom.
He hopes Laudrup and the current squad can remain together to take the Swans to the next level as they have already avoided the second season syndrome that has affected promoted Barclays Premier League clubs in the past.
But Williams also knows Laudrup could still receive a tempting offer from another club despite committing himself to the Swans until the end of the 2014-15 campaign.
He said: "We're pleased the gaffer signed the contract. We've enjoyed the season working with him.
"He's been linked to other teams which shows he's doing his job properly. That's normal.
"He signed a new contract and I don't think any of us knew he was going to do that. It was a nice surprise.
"Can we keep the squad together? Hopefully. We've got a good squad here, we get on really well, we enjoy playing.
"I can't speak for other people or for the future because it's football.
"We all know the gaffer could get an offer he feels he wants and the club want to take it.
"You never know what could happen. It's important we all try hard to stick together."