Ferguson has a lot of respect for the Swans.
He said: "We've seen the results Swansea have had and the progress they've made as a football club and the way they do it is the important thing for me.
"They try to play and have the courage to play their football, which is good.
"At this time of the year, all of these games are challenges because they come thick and fast now.
"Utilising the squad and picking the right teams will be important.
"Hopefully we can get through it and be in the same position we are now."