'We believe in ourselves'

Luke Williams in training before Swansea's trip to Hull
Luke Williams in training before Swansea's trip to Hull

Swansea City head to Hull City on Saturday having won only one away league game since October.

The Swans are yet to triumph in four Championship fixtures under Luke Williams and have registered just two wins in their last 10 league games.

Sixth-placed Hull, by contrast, have won their last two matches – although Liam Rosenior’s team did lose four of their five league games before that.

Swansea have shown some encouraging signs since Williams took charge, most notably against Plymouth last time out, and the former Notts County boss says there is no lack of confidence within his squad.

“We believe in ourselves and we are going there expecting a tough game but looking to win and be competitive,” he said.

“Hull are very good. The manager has done a brilliant job and did a great job helping Wayne Rooney at Derby in a very challenging time.

“But we have to go there believing in ourselves. The players have the belief that we can win. We are not going there beaten before we travel, I can tell you that.”

Morgan Whittaker’s goal saw Plymouth register a first away win of the season at Swansea last weekend.

Argyle’s 1-0 success made it four straight defeats for Swansea in all competitions.

Nevertheless, Williams took heart from the Swans’ performance against Plymouth given that they carved out a host of chances.

“We need to create the actions we had in the last game and convert those,” he added.

“We have to concentrate and focus all the time because we have given up goals we did not need to.

“The more we work on the training pitch the more chance we have of making those things a reality.”