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Laudrup Eyes Clean Sheet vs Wigan Athletic

Laudrup Eyes Clean Sheet vs Wigan Athletic

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is looking for an improved defensive performance from his side at home against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Laudrup is looking to emphasise to his team that a clean sheet is the target this weekend, as he remains confident that they can score enough goals to win games.

The only two clean sheets they've kept this season are the two at the start of the season, against QPR and West Ham United respectively.

The Swans have created more chances and scored more goals so far compared to Rodgers' side last season, but their defensive performances haven't been as good, and Laudrup is keen to rectify that.

"Maybe one of the most important things this weekend will be to keep a clean sheet,"

"We know that if we do that then we will get a draw even if we have a day when we don`t take our chances.

"We know we will probably score a goal, because we have created chances in nearly every game we have played.

"We have scored double the number of goals compared to last season (12 against six) but we have conceded one or two more (11 against nine).

"That`s what we have to improve. We have to try to say to ourselves mentally that we want a clean sheet this weekend."


Laudrup was also keen to emphasise that he doesn't want people to assume that he is only targeting a clean sheet on Saturday, but he sounds confident that if they do, they will score a goal or two to win their first game in five. He told the EveningPost:

"I know it could be misunderstood — I hope people don`t think we are playing at home and thinking more about keeping a clean sheet than scoring a goal,"

"I hope they know what I mean when I say we want a clean sheet.

"We don`t want to be defensive-minded, but if we get a clean sheet then we will probably win the game."


Like Swansea City, Wigan Athletic will be looking for their first win in five games on Saturday.

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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday October 18 2012
Time: 10:07AM

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