Swansea's Joe Allen wants Wolves win to secure top-flight status

Joe Allen
Joe Allen has made 33 Premier League appearances for Swansea this season

Swansea midfielder Joe Allen says a win against Wolves on Saturday will allow the players to enjoy their final two Premier League games.

The Swans will be safe from relegation if they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Brendan Rodgers' team can then look forward to games against Manchester United and Liverpool to round-off a successful season.

"Hopefully we can do the business and officially celebrate retaining our Premier League status," said Allen.

"At the start of this season that was our one and only goal.

"So we can look back across the season as a very successful one."

Allen, 22, has been one of Swansea's top performers in a campaign full of promise.

The Swans, who sit 12th in the table, had a slow start to life in the Premier League, going four games without a win before beating West Brom in mid-September.

Rodgers' team went on to pick up 10 more wins over the course of the league season and need one more point to mathematically guarantee their safety, although realistically they are out of the relegation struggle.

After Saturday's game at home to already relegated Wolves come prestigious games away at Manchester United and at home against Liverpool.

"Everyone knows how tough those two games will be," said Allen, who came through the youth ranks at the Liberty Stadium.

"I think when the fixture list came out people probably earmarked those two games and hoped we wouldn't need too many points to be safe.

"The pressure would and could have been incredible.

"Hopefully if we keep our level of performances high this weekend [against Wolves], similar to the Blackburn and Bolton games, then we'll do enough to officially be safe."

Bolton Wanderers are the only team with a realistic chance of catching Swansea in the battle to avoid relegation, but Owen Coyle's team would have to win their last four games and hope the Swans lose all three of their remaining fixtures.