Stoke game a 'must-win' for Swansea in relegation fight

David Moyes

David Moyes

Clement's appointment at the start of the year saw a marked improvement in form with five wins from his first eight games.

Clement's side have only managed to gain one point in their last six league matches, despite having looked solid contenders to stay up after Clement's initial appointment, which gifted them something of a lift, which included a 3-2 victory over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

"He wasn't 100 per cent at Watford".

They know what is needed, intensity in training is there. If I had seen something different in terms of mood I would be anxious. But I am not. The most Fernando has done in a game since I've been here is 65 metres sprinting.

"If we stay up why wouldn't we be interested?".

"The importance of beating Stoke is not lost on Clement with Swansea's next two games being at Manchester United and at home to in-form Everton before facing Sunderland and West Brom". Marco Silva's Hull, who are unbeaten at home in their last seven league games, host 10th-placed Watford on Saturday.

'We do look at the stats and believe it or not that is 20 meters more than he (Llorente) has done in other games, ' Clement said. "As we stand, it is out of our hands. If we win our games at the Liberty then that could be enough to push us over the line".

"He will get game time at some point before the end of the season - we'll see how he goes today".

But he has urged his players to handle the pressure during the final weeks of the season.

"I'm a big admirer of John, he is one of the best that ever played, not only in that position but in general", said Bilic. We got ourselves level, but then their substitutions turned the game.

"It is a complex situation and the problems are not easy to resolve. I've always said that it's another important game, but not must-win, because we still had a lot of games to play".

"You see unusual results every week and you know you can't rely on other teams picking up or dropping points, it has to be about what we do".