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Laudrup targets League Cup progression

By Football News



Laudrup has enjoyed an impressive start to life in the English Premier League, overseeing convincing victories over Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United, which have taken the Welsh side to second place on the table.

And the former Real Madrid forward is hopeful Swansea can replicate their league form when they host Barnsley on Tuesday.

Laudrup told reporters: "We want to win on Tuesday, we want to get on in the cup and then get a good win against Sunderland on Saturday so we can really enjoy our start to the season."

The ex-Mallorca coach also hailed the strength in depth of his squad, insisting Swansea can maintain their good run even with a heavily changed side.

"Of course it is always nice to play at Wembley but I think the most important thing is not if you make changes, it is that you always field a competitive team," he said.

"All the players know our style and after these opening games there is a lot of confidence, and the players coming in will have that confidence, and that is so important in football and we have to take advantage of where we are right now."

Fullback Ben Davies, a substitute against West Ham, is one player likely to benefit from any rotation and the 19-year-old has revealed the positive vibes at the club.

"I'm just very excited to be a part of what's going on at the club at the moment, especially after the wins against QPR and West Ham," he said.

"Hopefully I can be involved on Tuesday.

"It's been a different start with a new manager. It was tough to come to terms with Brendan Rodgers leaving but Michael Laudrup has been great in training and tactically he's very easy to understand."