Date:Saturday March 7 2009
Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez says he is delighted for his side to be fighting at the right end of the table this season.
After promotion from League One last year, the aim in the Championship was simply to avoid relegation, but instead Martinez's side have surprised everyone as they compete for a top 6 place.
The likes of Jason Scotland, Angel Rangel, Darren Pratley, Leon Britton and Ferrie Bodde have all adjusted well to the step up and with the arrivals of Jordi Gomez, Mark Gower, Ashley Williams and Gorka Pintado, the Swans boss has added the quality needed to continue our achievements in the Championship.
Martinez is expecting a tight finish to the season and thinks it'll go right down to the last game on May 3rd, we're at home to Blackpool.
He told Wales Online:
"I think it could well be that things might go down to the last game of the season,"
"We are playing at home which is a plus for us and those last three points might be vital.
"You have so many teams involved that there will be things decided on the last day, the play-offs and automatic promotion, probably relegation too.
"That is just how tight it is. I`m just delighted we are involved in the right kind of fight.
"We are not fighting to avoid relegation, we are fighting for a place in the play-offs and that in itself is a huge achievement."
Martinez is aiming for his side to pick up a minimum of 22 points from a possible 33, and with 3 away games in succession coming up, it'll be a tough ask.
If we continue our form in the last 8 games, we'll pick up 20 points from our remaining 11 games, so we'll need to improve slightly if we want to meet our target.
3 points today would a superb start to achieving our aim as we visit Nottingham Forest. After that it's Plymouth and Crystal Palace at home before our 3 away games, at QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and then our rivals Cardiff City.
|Can Swansea City pick up 22 points or more to finish in the play-offs this season?|
CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS
Date:Saturday March 7 2009
Shechter Was Happy At Swansea Despite Poor Form (Friday March 27 2015)
The Swansea City Injury Table Situation (Friday March 27 2015)
Could Tiendalli & Richards Leave In The Summer? (Thursday March 26 2015)
Match Analysis: Aston Villa 0-1 Swansea City (Tuesday March 24 2015)
What Villa Fans Said After Swansea Defeat (Sunday March 22 2015)
Premier League Results Round-Up (Saturday March 21 2015)
Monk: We Should Have Won More Comfortably (Saturday March 21 2015)
Stats: Aston Villa v Swansea City (Saturday March 21 2015)
Sherwood: We Were More Likely To Score In 2nd Half (Saturday March 21 2015)
Monk Comes Up Trumps In Tactical Battle at Villa (Saturday March 21 2015)
|9. West Ham||30||11||9||10||3||42|
|11. Crystal Palace||30||9||9||12||-5||36|
|Hull Get Pathetic FA Charge
» Hull City : 27/03/2015 20:41:00
|Liverpool: Pjanic Speculation Growing
» Liverpool : 27/03/2015 19:36:00
|Stoke's March goal of the month
» Stoke : 27/03/2015 19:24:00
|Adam wins Crystal Palace man of the match poll
» Stoke : 27/03/2015 19:18:00
|Stoke manager Hughes signs contract extension
» Stoke : 27/03/2015 18:48:00