SWANSEA City have played down reports that a training session ended in a mass brawl - but admitted there were "incidents" during a practice match.
A national newspaper claims that half-a-dozen senior players were involved in a punch-up during the build-up to Sunday's Premier League match against Chelsea.
It is understood there were a handful of clashes in the training game which took place last Wednesday.
The incidents took place in front of club chairman Huw Jenkins.
But a Swansea City spokesman said: “These things often happen on training grounds up and down the country, so despite the media reports, Swans fans shouldn’t be concerned.
“The squad had just returned to training on the back of a disappointing defeat at Hull and their frustration at not getting the result they wanted boiled over during a full 11 v 11 practice match between the group.
“Yes, there were a couple of incidents between certain players, which the club does not condone yet understands. They were quickly dealt with and everyone moved on.
“We are in a difficult position in the league and everyone wants to secure top-flight status for the club as soon as possible.
“There are a lot of winners within the squad and they want to finish the job. You only have to look at the commitment and effort they put in against Chelsea on Sunday with just 10 men to see that.
"It certainly looked like a team that was fighting for each other rather than against each other - as is being suggested in some quarters."
It has been a difficult season for Swansea, who sacked manager Michael Laudrup in early February.
The Liberty Stadium club are just three points ahead of the relegation zone with four games left to play this season.
The first of those is on Saturday when they visit Newcastle.