Swansea captain Ashley Williams worried by his side's defensive lapses
Swansea captain Ashley Williams admits his side's defensive frailties are putting their Premier League future in doubt.
By Tim Oscroft
Last Updated: 03/01/14 10:20am
The Swans are without a win in six league outings following their 3-2 home defeat to Manchester City on New Year's Day, and have failed to keep a clean sheet since their 3-0 victory over Newcastle on 4 December.
Their recent run of form has put the Welsh side into 13th place, four points above the relegation zone.
"We're giving away far too many goals," said Williams. "They're pathetic goals really. We need to do better as a team and as a unit at the back. You can't give away three goals against Man City and expect to get anything."
The defeat to Man City leaves Swansea with just two wins at home in the league this season, but with the halfway point of the campaign now reached, Williams is urging his team-mates to eradicate the kind of defensive lapses that have baffled him.
"I can't put my finger on why. It's something we've got to work on in training," the 29-year-old defender added.
"I'm definitely concerned by our position - it's such a tight league. Normally you have a couple of teams off the pace but everyone is sticking with it. We need points from somewhere and we need them sharpish."