Bob Bradley: Swansea City not a club in crisis

Bob Bradley
After four games in charge at Swansea City, Bob Bradley has taken just one point from the 12 on offer

Swansea boss Bob Bradley says the club are not in "crisis", despite South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yeung reportedly describing them as such while on international duty.

The Swans have not won a Premier League game since the opening day of the season and are 19th in the table.

"I would not say crisis," said Bradley, whose team travel to Everton on Saturday (15:00 GMT kick-off).

But the former USA coach added: "We need more leaders within our team."

Swansea have lost three and drawn one of the American's four matches in charge and he insisted he was not "glossing over anything".

"We certainly understand we are in an important stretch, need results, need this confidence boost.

"We have to be strong, we have to understand that it's not just about one part of football. We have got to be better in many ways."

Ki Sung Yeung
Midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung is reported to have described Swansea as a "crisis club" while away on international duty with South Korea

Swansea will face their former captain Ashley Williams for the first time since the Wales defender swapped the Liberty Stadium for Goodison Park in a £12m move in August.

And Bradley says he knows what an influence the club lost when the 32-year-old departed.

"I've heard many stories about Ashley and the stories always begin with his leadership ability," he said.

"When you lose a leader everybody is challenged to take a little bit bigger role, that has been the message to our group now in recent weeks."

Meanwhile, Bradley confirmed new assistant Paul Williams, who started at the club this week, was his choice to join the backroom staff.

"To be very clear, [it was] my decision, but my decision also included discussion with other people at the club. It's not a one man operation," the Swans boss added.

Winger Nathan Dyer could return to the squad after ankle surgery and Ecuador international Jefferson Montero may also feature having been given the all clear to play after suffering broken a bone in his hand.

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