'We are ready to fight'

23rd February 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal insists Swansea City are ready to fight at Brighton this weekend as they look to take another step towards Premier League survival.

The Swans will attempt to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 games when they go to the Amex Stadium tomorrow.

But they will face a stern examination against a Seagulls side who have proved a tough nut to crack on their own patch this season.

The only clubs who have won at Brighton this term are Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea – but Carvalhal will set his team up to try to add that list.

“Brighton are a team with value,” said the Swans boss.

“They are fighting to stay in the league – that’s natural for a team who have just been promoted.

“They are a threat going forward and have some very dangerous individual players.

“Chris Hughton has done a really good job there I think. The team has progressed under him and it will be difficult for us, but we are ready to fight.”

Brighton head into the weekend having put together a five-game unbeaten stretch.

And they have already proved their quality against the Swans this season having won 1-0 at the Liberty back in November.

“We know it will be a difficult game when you play Brighton away from home,” Carvalhal added.

“But I think we can cause some problems for them. We have had one week to prepare for the game. We have prepared very specific things to try to cope with the problems they can give us.

“Brighton are a good side, but like all teams they have some weak points. There are not many, but we will try to exploit them.”