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Swansea City focused on surviving and then regrouping, says Huw Jenkins

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 16, 2014

By Gareth Vincent

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has insisted the club is focused on unity.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has insisted the club is focused on unity.

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HUW Jenkins has insisted Swansea City are focused on staying up - and then "regrouping" this summer - despite reports of clashes on the training ground.

A national newspaper has claimed that a practice match held last Wednesday ended in a "punch-up" involving six players.

Swansea have admitted there were "incidents" during the session, and the Evening Post understands there were three separate disagreements, each of which involved two players.

But Jenkins is adamant all at the Liberty are united as Swansea bid to pull away from relegation danger.

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"I think the commitment shown by the team when we had to play for so long with ten men against Chelsea speaks volumes," said the Swansea chairman.

"I think that says enough. It tells you that everybody connected with Swansea City - staff, directors, players and supporters - is 100 per cent committed to making sure that we give every ounce of effort to ensure we stay in the Premier League.

"All our focus is on the next four games and on making sure we get enough points to get us out of the situation we're in.

"We can then look to refocus and regroup for next season, when we will attempt to push on again."

Swansea sources have rejected the suggestion that Wilfried Bony earns £58,000 a week, which was made in the newspaper story about the training ground clashes.

Swansea have also rejected the extraordinary claim, made in the same story, that players were eating crisps in the dressing room at half-time.

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  • yankytaff  |  April 17 2014, 8:44AM

    Huw thanks to you and the board sacking an experienced manager and replacing him with a totally inexperienced coach and refusing to strengthen the squad with quality players in January when it was obvious we desperately needed it we'll be lucky if we're not regrouping in the championship next season. We were 10th in the PL when you sacked ML we've dropped down steadily since then, you've happily taken the credit for what's been achieved up to now and in fairness you deserved that credit , but now you have to take responsibility for the errors you and the board have made which have put the club in this precarious position

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  • pengryjack_06  |  April 16 2014, 7:47PM

    A rotten apple or 2 in the barrel can spoil any squad. Huw is right, let us stick together and stay up. Then, in the close season, let us go to work. Manager IN. Rotten apples OUT. Players signed for our weaker positions- centre half, keeper, another winger, right back. And let us go into next season with a Premier League focus which is iron clad.

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  • GorsseinonJoe  |  April 16 2014, 7:04PM

    A clear out has to be done over the summer whether we stay up or not. Laudrup's failures have to do, loan players signed permanently or sent back to their parent clubs and Bony to stay.

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  • nettevaughan  |  April 16 2014, 5:34PM

    White Rock has a load of thumbs up.In full agreement.Come on Huw tell us your plan!

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  • Hadoken889977  |  April 16 2014, 4:41PM

    The last 4 games are against teams we took a total of 7/12 points from the last time we played. We beat Sunderland 4-0. (HOME) We Beat Newcastle 3-0. (HOME) We lost to Southampton 2-0 (AWAY) We drew vs Villa 1-1 (AWAY) We probably only need one more win to stay up because of our GD and where the other teams are. We just gotta keep the faith, but the players need to play at 100%. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/ppjlpbu

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  • nettevaughan  |  April 16 2014, 4:33PM

    How much longer do we have to wait before Vorne gets dropped? As for that big head with the ego car- send him to Cardiff so they can play with 10 men.

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  • abercanaid  |  April 16 2014, 10:59AM

    Words of sense Huw .

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  • White_Rock  |  April 16 2014, 7:31AM

    You can start by hiring a proper manager Huw.

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