Carvalhal seeks positive reaction from Swans against Saints

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Swansea are just one point above the bottom three as they prepare to take on Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday.

The second half continued in much the same vein as the first, Southampton playing with more urgency and creating more chances. Huddersfield, Swansea and Southampton are all sandwiched in between them and looking for a win and a top-flight lifeline. With the side now 12th in the league, Bournemouth would want to finish inside the top ten again.

Swansea begun to pick things up in the last quarter and there looked to be some hope when Tom Carroll fired an effort just over the crossbar. It is something we need to sort out for the remaining games because they are massive for us now.

Carvalhal's main improvement has been an increase in attacking output from Swansea.

Ibe has failed to reach the level many expected when he broke onto the scene at Liverpool, but has been a handy player for Bournemouth this season picking up six assists and two goals over the campaign. Nathan Aké was unlucky to see his snap-shot saved but the resulting corner was powered home from close range by King for his 4th goal in 8 games.

"It is the first time I hear about that", Carvalhal told Wales Online of Bartley's future.

Obviously, even if Cardiff do go up, the Swans may not be in the same league.

BC-SOC- Bournemouth-Swansea, 233 Swansea not safe yet after losing at Bournemouth 1-0 in EPLAP Photo LON854, LON838, LON842Eds: With AP Photos. - Ryan Fraser has registered his best goal tally in a single league season (five goals). And they'd have to muster more to pull clear of the drop. The Norwegian is in hot form ahead of the Welsh side's visit having scored seven this season, three of which have come in his last five games.

Four games lost in consecutive games is not a good look for Howie.

Despite being pegged back on the day, Redmond emphasized it's the support from fans that will get them over the line in their quest for Premier League survival. But having not dropped any points at home against the other 3 sides placed 15th or lower, they will feel confident of picking up at least some points from those last matches.

These sides played out a scoreless draw in the reverse fixture at St Mary's Stadium back in August, while Southampton have won six of the 11 Premier League matches between these clubs.

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