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Tremmel expects tough test

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07:00 27th November 2012

. . . Gerhard anticipates tense affair with Baggies


Gerhard Tremmel insists the Swans could be in for an even tougher night on Wednesday when they face West Brom at the Liberty Stadium.
The Baggies have proved the surprise package of the season so far, with Steve Clarke’s side currently third in the table after 13 games.
Last weekend’s win at Sunderland mean West Brom arrive in SA1 ten points ahead of Liverpool, who the Swans drew with on Sunday afternoon.
The Swans have tasted defeat just once in the last eight games in all competitions, and Tremmel believes it will be a big test for the Swans as they look to maintain their run.
"We have to keep the momentum going. Wednesday's game will be another tough test and we have to be ready,” said the German keeper.
"They have had a terrific start to the season and they play quite a direct game, with some very good forward players in their side.
"Of course we want to win the game, but so will they and it may well be a tougher game than Liverpool."
Tremmel was again impressive against Liverpool, keeping out powerful strikes from Luis Suarez while he diverted a goalbound effort from Glen Johnson over the crossbar.
His efforts helped keep a first cleansheet in 11 attempts.
And he was pleased with the defensive performance against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
He added: "It's always good to have a clean sheet because it means the defence is working well.
"But as long as we score goals and we win games then I don't mind.
"But for a goalkeeper, it's always nice to keep a clean sheet.
"I think it was a fair result. I felt as though the game could be decided by a mistake, but you need a bit of luck and the clean sheet was the most pleasing aspect.”

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