Premier League - Vorm: Swansea won't be relegated

Michel Vorm is certain Swansea will not get sucked into a relegation dog-fight during the final stages of the season.

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Premier League - Vorm: Swansea won't be relegated

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Michel Vorm, Swansea City

The Swans host West Brom in a relegation six-pointer few would have imagined possible 12 months ago.

This time last year Swansea had just lifted the Capital One Cup, having swept aside Chelsea en route to the final, while Albion were on their way to securing an impressive eighth-place finish in the Barclays Premier League under Steve Clarke.

Swansea retained most of the players that took the club to Wembley, but their manager Michael Laudrup has not lasted the course after he took the Swans too close to the drop zone.

The Welsh side are now just four points outside the bottom three following a three-match winless run, but Vorm does not fear a relegation scrap is in the offing.

"I don't really have any worries (about relegation)," the Swansea goalkeeper told a press conference.

"The way we play keeps us positive. If we keep playing that way we will get the results, I am 100 per cent sure.

"Over the last few weeks, you can tell there is a lot of positivity around the place.

"It would be easier if we had 40 points and we were eighth but we are where we are in the league.

"I have a lot of trust and if we can get nine or 12 points from our next few games then it's done, and that is why Saturday is so important."

Although Swansea's predicament is a poor one compared to where they were this time last year, their situation is nowhere near as grave as that of their opponents.

The Baggies have not won any of their seven matches since Pepe Mel replaced Clarke in January.

West Brom are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and one of their main rivals Sunderland have two matches in hand over Mel's team.

Vorm thinks his team could not wish for a better opponent to get their fortunes back on track.

"This is the best time to play them," the 30-year-old Dutchman said.

"It will be hard for them because they are playing away and their confidence levels are not high at the moment.

"They are struggling and we know what to do.

"When you are in a very bad run, you don't want to play Swansea away."

The good news for Swansea manager Garry Monk is that star forward Michu is back in contention following a three-month ankle injury lay-off.

Vorm, who has declared himself fit following illness, is happy to have last season's top scorer available again.

"Michu has been training again this week and he is a very important player for us," Vorm said.

"We will need everyone fit."

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