Brendan Rogers warns Swansea City to beware Wolves spirit

Brendan Rogers
Brendand Rogers, Swansea City manager

Manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his Swansea City side not to take relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers lightly at the Liberty Stadium

Rodgers' men face Terry Connor's side, who were relegated last weekend, needing a point to secure their own Premier League status.

"These players have fought all the way through the year and I don't see that changing," said Rodgers.

Swansea City host Wolves before facing Liverpool and Manchester United.

Wolves' relegation was confirmed after their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City at Moulineux ending a three-year stint in the top flight.

Swansea are all but guaranteed another season in the top flight, needing only a point from their final three fixtures to be mathematically safe.

Rodgers, though, insists there is no way his side will be taking Wolves lightly.

"They will come here knowing their fate and I always anticipate that it will be a tough game and we won't be relaxing," said Rodgers.

"Our focus is to win as many home games as we can and this is another opportunity to do that.

"The one thing with the players I have seen at Wolves is that whatever they lack they don't lack that spirit and competitive edge."

When the two sides met at Molineux in October, Swansea were denied victory after they let a 2-0 lead slip in the final six minutes.

Rodgers believes the lessons learned by his players that day have proved to be vital in their first season in the Premier League.

"At the end of that game I said to the players, because they were so disappointed and deserved more than a point, that the biggest crime was not throwing away the two goals, but whether we would learn from it," said Rodgers.

"I felt that would be the key and the way they have answered that has been magnificent.

"In our next game we were 2-0 up against Bolton and it went to 2-1 with 15 minutes to go, and the way we handled that was superb."

Rodgers will have a fully-fit Nathan Dyer to call upon against Wolves after the winger recovered from the illness which forced his early withdrawl at Bolton, with Steven Caulker having also overcome illness.

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