Clement happy with current trajectory

Swansea City manager Paul Clement believes Swansea’s chances of retaining their Premier League are improving as more teams get dragged into the relegation scrap.

Wins for Hull City and Sunderland, as well as Middlesbrough's loss to Spurs, mean that six teams are all within two points of each other at the bottom of the standings and it is in no way clear at this stage which will be the three to go down.

Clement's side face a tough away trip to Manchester City on Sunday and, regardless of the result they achieve on the day, the manager believes his side are headed in the right direction.

"I think we are on the right path," he said. "That can change very quickly so we have to be very focused, work hard every day and not take our eye off the small details.

"If we continue like that we will be competitive right until the end.

"It's a very different looking situation to what it was when I first came in at the start of January; 12 points and rock bottom and adrift.

"Not only are we out of the bottom three, but we are level on points with Middlesbrough and Leicester, so it's six teams now. When I came in it was four teams, so the odds are improving.

"There's a lot of work to be done still. In 15 games, there's some twists and turns to be had for sure."