Vorm throws down gauntlet
1st March 2013
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has challenged the Swans to conclude the campaign in style by topping last season's 11th-place finish in the Barclays Premier League.
The Swans go into Saturday's encounter with Newcastle at the Liberty Stadium in ninth place, the Capital One Cup sitting proudly in the trophy cabinet and a place in Europe guaranteed.
But Vorm, who is expected to return between the sticks after cup 'keeper Gerhard Tremmel got the nod at Wembley, has challenged the squad to secure a top-10 finish and surpass last season's 47-point haul.
At this stage last season the Swans were in 14th place with a total of 33 points, so Vorm sees it as an achievable feat.
"It's just down to us and the fans to make the best of the rest of the season, even though we've already got our hands on our first major trophy and a place in Europe,'' declared Vorm.
"We've got 37 points so far, but there are still 33 left to play for, starting with Newcastle on Saturday.
"There is plenty to play for. We have to stay in the top 10 and look to do better than last season - that's the aim to have.
"We had a great win at Newcastle earlier in the season, but I think they are a stronger team now with the signings they've made.
"But after the euphoria of the cup win last week, we are on a high and all looking forward to what should be an open and entertaining game.''