'We are ready to go again'

19th October 2017
First team

Paul Clement insists his players are ready for another big challenge against Leicester City this weekend as they go in search of back-to-back victories.

Clement’s men delivered under pressure last Saturday as they chalked up a first home win of 2017-18 at the fourth attempt against Huddersfield Town.

That result lifted the Swans from the bottom three up to 13th in the early-season Premier League table.

Though his team’s position looks much healthier than it did heading into Huddersfield, Clement is adamant his squad are just as hungry to deliver three points this weekend as they were last time out.

“Huddersfield was an important win and an important performance,” said the Swans boss.

“I did say to the players that once we turned the corner in terms of performances, I was almost certain that a result would follow.

“The players responded really well last weekend. They put in place a lot of things that we had talked about on the training field and they were rewarded for their effort and attitude with three points.

“We set standards against Huddersfield in terms of attacking and defending and also work-rate in games.

“We have to match that moving forward and that is what we will try to do this weekend.

“Our work on the training ground this week has been as focused if not more focused than last week. We are ready to go again.”

Clement revealed how the Huddersfield victory had made his Sunday off more enjoyable.

But there were no great celebrations after that success because the Swans want more.

“I went for a nice walk along the coast before the storm came and that was really enjoyable,” Clement added.

“That rest day is important, and we were all able to enjoy it a little bit more thanks to the win.

“But we have to continue to be competitive and focused in training – we spoke about it when the players came back in.

“We have not done anything spectacular. We won a game which we deserved to win.

“We have reinforced the positives from that game and tried to correct the things that were not quite right. Now we move on.”