Schwarzer out to topple Swans

Cottagers shot-stopper eager to maintain home form

Mark Schwazer: Eager for Fulham to maintain their good home form with a win against Swansea

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Mark Schwarzer sees no reason why Fulham cannot maintain their good home form with success over Swansea City on Saturday.

The Cottagers have lost just three times at Craven Cottage in 14 Premier League games, including securing recent wins over Stoke and Wolves.

Martin Jol's side had won three straight in England's top-flight prior to suffering their last-gasp heartache to Aston Villa last time out.

Schwarzer knows Swansea will come to London will their tails up after toppling Manchester City, although he thinks they can be beaten.

Encouraging

"The last month or so has been very encouraging," he told the club's official website.

"We've played some fantastic football and deservedly went on a very good run where we won three matches in succession.

"Unfortunately we couldn't keep that run going and last week's defeat at Aston Villa was hugely disappointing.

"It was a game we shouldn't have lost and with their goal coming so late it was a difficult result to take for me personally.

"Saturday is another big game for us. We're at home and it goes without saying that we're looking to pick up as many points as possible at the Cottage.

"Swansea will be a tough opposition as they've had a good campaign so far. They are a very good side and one that plays some fantastic football.

"Hopefully it will be an exciting game, especially for our fans. Our form at home has been exceptional and we want to keep that going."

Finishes

Fulham are currently 10th in the table and Schwarzer is pleased their quest for a top-ten finish remains on course, especially with their history of strong finishes.

"A top-10 finish was our target at the start of the season and there's no doubt that's where we want to be at the end," continued the veteran Australian.

"We're looking at getting those 40 points as quickly as possible and after that we can start thinking about the possibilities of where we could finish.

"Over the past four years we've had a good record in terms of our finishing position in the league.

"We were seventh in my first season here, and although we dropped off a bit during the 2009/10 season, it was softened by reaching the final of the Europa League. Then, of course, we finished eighth last season.

"We want to continue building on the progress we've already made and to be able to finish highly again is invaluable really."