Swansea City: Players behind Paul Clement, says Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham points and shouts instructions to a team-mate
Tammy Abraham made his England debut in a 0-0 draw with Germany in November 2017

Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham says the team are determined to get a result against Crystal Palace on Saturday for under-pressure boss Paul Clement.

Bottom-placed Swansea face a resurgent Palace who have not lost in the Premier League since 5 November.

The 20-year-old England international - on loan from Chelsea - is set to start with Wilfried Bony injured.

"We know Saturday is a massive game for us we just have to stay positive and get a result there," said Abraham.

"We're definitely right behind the gaffer.

"He's a great manager and did the job last year so I believe we can do it this year we just need the right performance and the right result really for us to really have that boost and kick on."

Palace's transformation under manager Roy Hodgson - appointed in September - is in stark contrast to the Swans who have picked up only three points from their last five games.

Swansea's owners have not indicated that head coach Clement's position is under threat.

But the club's league position is almost identical to the one which led to his appointment in January 2017 with speculation growing that a loss against Palace could lead to a change at the top.

Abraham was prolific in the early stages of the season, but has not scored since the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on 14 October.

He says the players share the responsibility for the lowly league position with the manager.

"Different teams and different players need something different," he added.

"For us I think we've got everything we need, we've got the tools it's just about the players. We just have to give a performance for him and do as much as we can for him."

Asked if a loss against Palace could spell the end of Clement's reign, Abraham replied: "It's hard to think of it like that, but we know we have to get a result and we have to give a performance as well."

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