Ashley Williams says the Swans are determined to end their Loftus Road jinx on the Premier League’s opening weekend.
The fixture schedule sees the Swans heading to West London on Saturday to take on Mark Hughes’s QPR.
And there will be two issues Williams and co are hoping to tackle against Rangers.
For the past six years, the Swans have opened their season on a losing note, while they are yet to return from Loftus Road victorious.
But Williams insists the Swans have high hopes of ending their poor return of results at Rangers as Michael Laudrup takes charge of his first competitive match.
“The first game is always a big one to look forward to – it would be nice to win this time,” Williams said with a smile.
“I’ve never won at Loftus Road and neither have the club, so hopefully that will change this weekend.
“It’s always a tough game there but everyone is working hard to do their best and impress the new manager.”
Last season, the Swans defied expectations by claiming 11th spot while QPR endured a nervous final day to ensure they retained their top-flight status.
But Williams, who was on Wales duty on Wednesday night, believes past achievements will mean very little in the new campaign.
“Everyone enjoyed last season, but everything we achieved last year counts for nothing this season,” said the centre-back.
“The main thing is that we won’t have the surprise element like we did last time.
“But we have a new manager and some fresh faces, so we are not the same side.
“It will be tough – we know that – but we’re all determined to ensure we have another fantastic season.”
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