Angel Rangel 'happy' despite poor Swansea City away form

Angel Rangel
Rangel returned from injury in Wednesday's defeat at Everton

Defender Angel Rangel says Swansea City can be pleased with their season so far in the top flight despite their away day frustrations.

The Swans have yet to register an away win in the Premier League having lost 1-0 at Everton on Wednesday night.

"To be fair we have to be happy with the way things are going so far. We couldn't ask for more," said 29-year-old Rangel.

"We know it's still a marathon [with] a long way to go."

Swansea currently have the worst Premier League away record, having picked up only three points in nine away games.

And Rangel added: "Away from home so far we're finding it difficult to get points [but] we have to move on and think of the next two home games."

Those two home games are against fellow promoted side Queens Park Rangers on 27 December and Tottenham on 31 December.

Rangel says Swansea need to forget their away form for the time being in order to secure valuable home points.

Brendan Rodgers's side have lost only once at the Liberty Stadium this season, a 1-0 defeat against champions Manchester United in November.

"We have two home games, very difficult games, and we know we are comfortable at home," said Rangel.

"Let's hope we keep winning at home and hopefully away we get our first away win."

After two successive home games, Swansea's next away trip is against Aston Villa on 2 January.

Following a spell on the sidelines, Rangel returned to the Swansea side as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Everton.

The Spaniard replaced left-back Neil Taylor, who was forced to leave the field after suffering a knee injury following a collision with team-mate Ashley Williams.

"I was glad to be back but obviously I don't want a team-mate to get injured," said Rangel. "Neil's done so well for us. I feel for him.

"It's important to have as many players as possible available for this period because we know from now until the end of the season it's going to be tough.

"It's good to be back and playing 40 odd minutes but that's the only positive I take from the game."

Swansea fell to their sixth away defeat of the season at Goodison Park with Leon Osman's second half header securing victory for Everton.

"Obviously I could say the team gave everything," added Rangel.

"We could [have] gone home easily with a point which we would have been happy with. But we conceded a goal from a corner and that's disappointing.

"I didn't think they did a lot to be fair. It was half chances and Danny Graham had a good header in a good position.

"We got in very good positions to create chances but obviously the last ball wasn't good enough."