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Trundle: Home games will be crucial

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08:00 20th April 2017

. . . Lee underlines key role Liberty factor will have in run-in


Lee Trundle believes the Liberty's X-factor will be pivotal to helping the Swans beat the drop, with the Jack Army a key ingredient for Paul Clement’s side.
The Swans sit two points adrift of fourth-bottom Hull City with five games remaining in the top-flight campaign.
Three of those five matches come at the Liberty, with Stoke City next to visit SA1 this Saturday, while Manchester United, Everton, Sunderland and West Brom are also left on the fixture list.
And club ambassador Trundle, who scored 91 goals for the Swans in 194 appearances over two separate spells, feels the Jack Army’s passion, pride and support could be enough to push the Swans over the finishing line.

Lee Trundle

“We don’t want to be in the position we are in, and everyone at the club is feeling the same – the fans, the staff to the players,” said Trundle.
“But this is the most important time to stick together. Swansea City, as a football club, needs everyone pushing in the right direction.
“As a fan myself, it’s frustrating because we’ve not got the results we have wanted. But we must realise how big a part we have to play in helping the club remain in the Premier League.
“With what’s gone on recently, as a footballer you will feel down on confidence. You will worry about your first pass and if your first touch is a good one.
“This is the most important time when the fans can help the players. I understand as a football fan it’s hard when you’re spending your money, travelling here and there and results aren’t going your way. It’s very frustrating.
“But we’re home on Saturday and if we’re going to get out of this then the fans will play a massive part. As someone who has played for this special club, I can say to the fans that the support they gave me really helped me during the game. It gave me a real lift and an extra energy that I didn’t think I had left in me.
“When you’re not playing well or you’ve missed a good chance and your head drops, just to hear them signing your name and getting behind you pushes you on even more.
“They can do the same for the current players this weekend.”



The Swans face a Stoke side buoyed by a 3-1 home win over Hull last weekend, while Clement and co are seeking their first victory since beating Burnley in early March.
And Trundle reiterated just how important the home support will be on Saturday when the Potters visit SA1.
“Against Stoke the fans need to bring a huge atmosphere to the game,” he added. “As fans, we can’t let it go quiet during a barren spell in the game. The fans don’t realise how important they are.
“Looking at the home games, we have three to play in the remaining five matches.
“If we win our games at the Liberty then that could be enough to push us over the line.”



Tickets
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#JacksZone
Don't forget to make the most of your matchday experience by kicking off the day with a visit to our popular #JacksZone.
The fun-filled fan zone has interactive games including speed cage, football pool and football tables, along with live music courtesy of The C90s, competitions and giveaways, entertainment on the big screen and appearances from Lee Trundle as well as Cyril and Cybil, plus plenty of food and drink.
The fun continues after the final whistle at the Liberty, with the FA Cup tie between Chelsea and Tottenham being shown live on the big screen.
The #JacksZone opens at 12.30pm but both home and away fans are encouraged to arrive early as spaces are limited. Please note, the fan zone will be closed 15 minutes before kick off.
There’s still time to register to take part in the Players’ Lounge FIFA tournament for a chance to play on the big screen in the Jacks Zone – register HERE




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