Today's media round-up
26th November 2013
In today's media, Michel Vorm looks ahead to Thursday's Europa League tie with Valencia at the Liberty.
The Swans could qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament if they beat the La Liga side in SA1.
Meanwhile, Chairman Huw Jenkins insists the Swans won't fear Manchester City despite their superb home form when the sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
South Wales Evening Post
It would be amazing for Swans to qualify, says Vorm
Michel Vorm has urged Swansea City to seize the chance to do something "amazing" when they take on Valencia on Thursday.
Swansea host the Spanish giants knowing victory would seal their place in the last 32 of the Europa League.
It could be that Michael Laudrup's men progress even before kick-off.
If Kuban Krasnodar draw with St Gallen earlier on Thursday evening, Swansea will be through, while a win for the Russians would also put Laudrup's side on the brink of progressing.
The Dane will demand a win regardless of the result in Krasnodar, for Swansea will still be fighting for top spot in the group even if qualification is secured.
And Vorm insists Laudrup's players are determined to ensure European football will take place at the Liberty in the new year.
"To qualify for the next round of the Europa League would be amazing if you think about it," Vorm said.
"Three seasons ago I came here and didn't know what to expect. Now we are talking about playing Valencia at home to go to the next round and, if we go through on Thursday, it would be amazing.
"We have just beaten Fulham, and a game like that gives us a positive feeling going into Valencia.
"We have Manchester City as well this week, but that is why you want to be a professional football player - to play in these games."
Vorm played in Swansea's remarkable 3-0 win at the Mestalla back in September, but does not know whether he will be picked again for the return fixture.
He treasures the memories of that unforgettable night, when Wilfried Bony, Michu and Jonathan de Guzman scored the goals which carried Swansea home.
Valencia improved after that defeat, winning their next four games, though their recent form has been patchy and they currently lie 11th in La Liga.
They have already clinched their place in the Europa League knockout stages having won three straight Group A games, and host Kuban in the final round of matches.
"They are coming to us and we know what we have to do," Vorm added.
"We'll make sure we stay concentrated and on top of our game, then we can beat anybody."
Another victory over Valencia would represent an extraordinary effort from Swansea, for their win in Spain goes down as one of their greatest ever results.
"That was my first time playing at the Mestalla and as it was Swansea's first time in the Europa League, no-one expected us to do what we did," Vorm said.
"It was one of the best wins of my career. Even though they played with ten men, the way we played, the way we performed as a team - they created almost nothing.
"We were so strong and with the atmosphere, for me it was one of my best moments."
Man City game a 'great opportunity' says Huw Jenkins
Chairman Huw Jenkins says Swansea City will not be overawed by Manchester City's impressive home form.
City have a 100% home record in the Premier League this season and have scored 26 goals at the Etihad Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini's side thrashed Tottenham 6-0 on Sunday to move to within six points of leaders Arsenal.
"Quite rightly you've got to respect Man City but I also view it as a great opportunity for us to go out and show what we can do," he said.
"You've always got to have the hope that on the day they have an off day and we play well.
"You've got to make sure that we're all focused and can try and concentrate on what we can do on the day and hope a bit of luck comes your way and you pick up a result.
"Playing against the top sides, the fact that they will come and play us with their normal tactics without any change in preparation, provides a lot of opportunities to pick valuable points during the season."
"I believe clubs like us can pick up points and wins in those games which will take the pressure off many of the so called games you should take wins out of.
"I firmly believe that's the right way to approach them."