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Swansea City winger Roland Lamah says he can improve further against Manchester United.

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 04, 2014

Swansea City's Roland Lamah.

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ROLAND Lamah insists he is still to show his best for Swansea City.

The winger signed on an 18-month loan deal from Osasuna a year ago and struggled to make a mark last season.

He played just six times during that campaign and was frustratingly denied a first Swansea goal by a controversial offside flag at West Brom.

Lamah has featured more regularly this term and did break his duck in August, netting in a Europa League defeat to Petrolul Ploiesti.

But he had to wait until last weekend to register a maiden Premier League effort.

With Swansea trailing 1-0, Lamah pounced on Pablo Hernandez's back-post cross to head Swansea level against Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old also impressed after coming off the bench to replace Hernandez early on in the New Year's Day defeat to Manchester City.

Those performances provided encouraging signs that the Belgian international may be finding his feet in South Wales.

And Lamah believes there is plenty more to come.

"I think I've played a lot of games now and I'm finding my form," he said. "I can improve more I think.

"Now we have had a lot of injuries so we need everybody to help the team."

With Hernandez sidelined due to a hamstring problem and Nathan Dyer recovering from ankle ligament damage, Lamah and Wayne Routledge are Swansea's only fit wingers, though Alejandro Pozuelo can also operate out wide.

That puts him firmly in the frame to feature when Swansea visit Manchester United in the FA Cup tomorrow.

Then the former Anderlecht man wants Swansea to produce a similar display to the one they managed against the Red Devils' rivals three days ago.

Michael Laudrup's side lost 3-2 to Manchester City having been level 1-1 at half-time.

"It will be a big test, but if we play like the first half on Wednesday I think we can do something there," said Lamah.

"Old Trafford is a big stadium but we are only thinking about the game and we'll just play our own football.

"Manchester City are a big team, who were coming here to take the three points — we knew that.

"We tried to play our football and now we have to look towards our next game against Manchester United.

"The gaffer wants us to play like that, with a lot of pressure.

"We scored a goal to make it 1-1, but the second half was very difficult."

Wilfried Bony was another to stand out when Manuel Pellegrini's side visited as he enjoyed his best game so far in a Swansea shirt.

The £12 million signing scored both Swansea goals and posed a threat throughout.

Lamah is close to the Ivory Coast international as he grew up in that country before moving to Belgium, so both are French speakers.

"I think he was happy on Wednesday," added Lamah.

"He scored two goals and that's good for him.

"Bony is a good striker, we brought him here because we know he scored a lot of goals.

"He will be a good striker for Swansea.

"Last season we won the Capital One Cup but that was last season. This is a new challenge."

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  • ceciljthompso  |  January 05 2014, 2:13AM

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  • abertawejack  |  January 04 2014, 8:53PM

    IMHO we played very well against an all star side, we may have had a point at the most, (prior to the game starting) but never the less considering the conditions and who we played against along with our injuries, no complaints from me: Now we go to Manu with an optimistic draw at best......mm can we sneak three points off them I ask? wow now that would be something else. C'mon u SwansssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssYeehaa.

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