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Swansea keeper Vorm labels Fulham clash a must win

last updated Wednesday 07th December 2011, 4:57 PM

Swansea keeper Michel Vorm Swansea keeper Michel Vorm has labelled Swansea City's clash with Fulham as 'must-win' after insisting their away-day blues have ramped up the pressure on them at home.

Swans No.1 Vorm says the Liberty Stadium side simply have to turn it on back on their own patch after slipping up on the road once more at Blackburn.

And the Dutch star has urged his team-mates for greater fight to make it happen when it comes to the contest with the Cottagers.

The Swans' loss at bottom-three Blackburn at the weekend kept the club's seven-month wait for a win on the road going, as well as dragging them down the table towards the drop zone.

With Fulham recording a surprise win over Liverpool on Monday night to jump ahead of Brendan Rodgers' men, it's only added to the significance of Saturday's meeting between the two.

Now goalkeeper Vorm has refused to dodge the fact that the Swans simply have to be back to the kind of form that has made them such a force at fortress Liberty, especially against sides likely to be a rival for safety at the end of the season.

Vorm said: "We have to win. We know we can beat anyone at home - but the pressure is on us after Blackburn.

"At this level there is no easy game but we know we have to win most of our home games, especially if you are not winning away.

"The goals we conceded up there were too easy and we had individual faults.

"We played against a team who I don't think were that good but we conceded four goals. That is not possible.

"So we have work to do, we will train hard and move on because Fulham is a must-win game.

"It's as simple as that."

While Swansea have not yet reached the halfway point of the season, Vorm knows the clash with 13th-placed Fulham precedes two tough away tests at Newcastle and Everton.

And with Martin Jol's side likely to be among the rather large pack looking to secure safety, rather than aim for Europe, all at the Liberty will be hoping for a win to ease the burden before the back-to-back away games.

But the Holland international reckons more will be needed against the teams in similar positions to themselves if Swansea are to keep themselves away from danger.

Source Chris Wathan at WalesOnline
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