Premier League survival not guaranteed for Swansea yet, says Scott Sinclair
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Scott Sinclair has warned Swansea the job of securing Barclays Premier League survival is not finished yet as they prepare to face struggling QPR at Loftus Road tonight.
Swansea had climbed as high as eighth in the table in mid-March after wins over Wigan, Manchester City and Fulham.
But that triumvirate of successes has been followed by a trio of defeats against Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle, meaning the south Wales club are yet to be mathematically guaranteed a second season in the top flight.
Even though Brendan Rodgers' side enjoy an 11-point buffer over the relegation places with six games remaining, winger Sinclair says no-one at the club is taking safety for granted.
The 23-year-old said: "We don't think the job is done. We need to keep winning. The target is to try to get that 10th position, but the main target has always been to stay up, and we need a couple more wins before thinking about moving up the table.
"We definitely don't have enough points yet. We need to keep going. There is more pressure on us to get results as everyone is fighting for survival, but we need to get as many points as we can."
While Swansea are closing in on safety, QPR have no margin for error.
Mark Hughes' side are above the drop zone on goal difference and with games against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City to come they will be desperate to pick up three points.
History would suggest they have a good chance of claiming the spoils as Swansea have never won at Loftus Road, and they were hammered 4-0 there last season when the sides met in the npower Championship.
Sinclair, who had a short spell on loan at QPR in 2007, is in no doubt about the size of the task facing the Swans.
He said: "It will be very tough. They are fighting for their lives. We need to go there and give it an extra push to get the three points and get ourselves safe.
"Loftus Road is a very difficult place to go. Their fans are great and get behind the team, but if we can go there and get an early goal hopefully we can come back with a result.
"It will be a very open game. They need to win and get three points and I can see it being end to end.
"When games open up it gives me more time to turn and run at defenders and hopefully it will be good to watch and play in."
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