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Business as usual, says Ben

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07:00 11th April 2013

. . . no easing up on the training ground as Swans remain focused


The Swans are without a game this weekend, but there’s no easing up at the training ground this week.
Wigan’s involvement in the FA Cup means their scheduled Barclays Premier League fixture with Michael Laudrup’s side has been pushed back to May.
As a result, the Swans are next in action when Southampton come to the Liberty on April 20.
But, as Ben Davies explains, no-one is taking it easy on the training pitch this week despite the lack of action this weekend.
“People may think it’s going to be a slightly easier week for us because we haven’t got a game, but no-one is putting their feet up,” said the Wales international, who turns 20 this month.
“We are a very determined group of players who don’t want to lower standards in training, let alone in games.
“Everyone is really pushing to either keep their place in the team or force their way into the manager’s plans, and we know every training session will play a part in that.
“So it’s very much business as normal for us, despite there not being a game.”
Davies has fully recovered after coming through Saturday’s draw at Norwich despite feeling ill.
The left-back played for just over an hour before being replaced by Angel Rangel as the Swans ended a three-match losing streak.
He added: “I didn’t feel too clever during the game, and as soon as I got down the tunnel to the changing room I was pretty ill.
“I don’t know what brought it on, but I feel a lot better now.
“It was great to see the boys pull it back at Norwich. It was important to stop the run of defeats, and a draw at Carrow Road is a good result.
“Now we are all focused on Southampton and hopefully pick up a victory in front of our fans.”

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