Swansea City heading for warm weather training in Tenerife

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has guided Swansea City to 10th place in the Premier League

Swansea City are heading to Tenerife for warm weather training ahead of their final Premier League push.

The squad fly out for a five-day stint after their home clash with Norwich City on Saturday.

The Swans are taking the opportunity as they have a free weekend after being knocked out of the FA Cup.

"We have a tough schedule coming up in March and April, so this is about trying to make sure the players are refreshed,'' said chairman Huw Jenkins.

"The idea is for the players to go out and have a change - it's a chance to recuperate because of the good weather and nice surroundings. It's not about training so much as a recovery.

"The fact is that something like 90% of Premier League clubs and a lot of Championship clubs are doing this sort of thing.

"The weather here is not good at the moment and, because we have a weekend without a game, it's an opportunity to go away which [manager] Brendan [Rodgers] wants to take."

Located close to the small fishing village and resort of La Caleta in the south of Tenerife with an average yearly temperature of 22 degrees centigrade, the training camp has also been used by the likes of Everton, Manchester City and Newcastle.

After the trip the Swans return for a clash at Stoke City on 26 February.

They have four games in March including the visit oif Manchester City followed by six games in April before they finish the campaign in May against Manchester United (away) and Liverpool (home).

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