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Tuesday 03 April 2012

Vorm issues Swansea rallying call

Swans keeper determined to return to winning ways against Newcastle on Friday

Michel Vorm has been in fine form since joining Swansea from FC Utrecht last summer

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm says his team must turn the threat of a third straight League defeat into a positive.

The Swans host Newcastle on Friday afternoon aiming to avoid losing three matches in a row for the first time in their impressive maiden season in the Barclays Premier League.

Swansea have lost only twice at home with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all dropping points at the Liberty Stadium.

And Vorm is focusing on those performances, rather than the recent back-to-back defeats against Everton and Spurs, ahead of the contest against the high-flying Magpies.

"We have a lot of points already but we want more"
- Michel Vorm

"We have 39 points and have lost the last two, so we can't lose a third in a row," the Dutch keeper told Swansea's official website.

"There will be pressure on us now, but maybe that can be a positive pressure for us.

"We can beat anyone at home. They are hard to beat, but we know what it takes to beat big clubs in this division.

"Everyone has seen this season what Swansea are all about. In the last few months people have appreciated us more and are talking a lot about us.

"We have a lot of points already but we want more."

Friday's match will have two of the Netherlands' top three goalkeepers in action, with Vorm's compatriot Tim Krul between the posts for Newcastle.

"He is doing very well. He is a very good goalkeeper," added Vorm.

"Newcastle are doing very well and that is a compliment to him because he is doing amazing in his first season in the Premier League.

"It will be great to see him, but I hope he isn't that good on Friday."

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Key Points

  • Keeper Michel Vorm determined Swansea return to winning ways
  • Swans aiming to avoid three losses in a row when they play Newcastle on Friday
  • Vorm also praises Magpies keeper Tim Krul