17:24 21st August 2013
. . . left-back calls for repeat performance in Europa first leg
Neil Taylor has called on the Swans to make the most of home advantage in their Europa League tie with Petrolul Ploiesti.
The Romanian side visit the Liberty on Thursday (7.05pm) for the first leg of their first leg Play-Off.
Having progressed to this stage thanks in large part to a 4-0 win over Swedish side Malmo in the first leg of the previous round, Taylor is eager for a repeat performance.
The Wales international said: “When we played Malmo we had a real taste of Europe.
“It was the perfect result in the first leg. If we can do that again then that would be great.
"Hopefully we can do the business in these next two games and get ourselves to where we want to be and that’s the Group Stages.
“The key thing is not to concede at home because if we did then that would put us under a little bit of pressure when we go there.
“Hopefully we can get through and if we do then the games will come thick and fast in the Group Stage along with the Premier League and domestic cups.
“Obviously the result (against Manchester United) wasn’t great for us, even though we were the better team in the opening 35 minutes.
“But you have to move on from wins, losses and draws pretty quickly, and this match gives us the opportunity to do that.”