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.
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