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Swansea boss says game a cup final

last updated Monday 27th January 2014, 10:23 PM

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has told his players they must treat Tuesday's Premier League game against Fulham like a cup final.

Laudrup's side face the Cottagers at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night looking to end a miserable run of eight league games without a win.

The Swans are sitting just three points above the relegation zone as they prepare for a run of fixtures against fellow strugglers Fulham, West Ham, Cardiff, Stoke and Crystal Palace.

And the Dane is hopeful the team can replicate their FA Cup form, which has taken them past Manchester United and Birmingham, to get them clear of trouble.

"The most simple thing we can do in these league games is go into them as if they were the last one - a final for us," Laudrup said.

"This is the way we have to go into it and hopefully our wins in the FA Cup against Manchester United and Birmingham can give us something.

"Birmingham was a win where we really had to suffer, and we may need a win in a league which comes in a similar fashion, where we are suffering a lot.

"But that's the way you come back on track. We've seen that from other teams as well who are not really playing nice football.

"They are not doing it on purpose but maybe in that moment it is not working for them. But you come back and find that extra, we may have to do that."

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