Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has urged Swansea City to embrace their Europa League chance.

Schwarzer is adamant that the positives of the Europa League far outweigh the negatives.

"100 per cent," he told the Western Mail. "I've had two unbelievable runs in Europe - once in the Uefa Cup at Middlesbrough and once in the Europa League at Fulham - and they are memories you'll never forget.

"For a club like Swansea it will be an amazing experience if they embrace it and do well.

"The Europa League is what it is and I think you've got to make the most of it. It's still a European competition.

"Is it unrealistic for clubs like Fulham and Swansea - two similar clubs - to finish in the Champions League positions? Possibly.

"The next best thing is the Europa League and it's a fantastic competition to be involved in if you do as well as we did and go as far as we did."