Swansea keeper Vorm ready for personal test against Stoke

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm expects a major test today against Stoke City. Vorm knows there will be extra pressure on him to neutralise Stoke's long-ball attacking threat.

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm expects a major test today against Stoke City.

Vorm knows there will be extra pressure on him to neutralise Stoke's long-ball attacking threat.

"Stoke are the only team that plays the way they do," the 28-year-old said. "For goalkeepers it's all about concentration and not being afraid to come out and knowing what to expect. I'll be ready.

"It's difficult to stop because they put the ball in from everywhere. It's important for us not to lean too far back into our 18 yard box.

"We did well at home and they didn't create that many chances. The key is, don't lose the ball too fast if you have it because on the counter-attack and through the air they are so strong. We need to keep the ball and keep them running and pick up a lot of opportunities and chances to score goals."

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