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Britton urges Swansea to stay calm in relegation battle

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton says they must stay calm in their relegation battle.

Swansea go into next Saturday's clash at Newcastle just three points above the relegation zone, having collected only nine league points from a possible 30 since Michael Laudrup was dismissed as manager in early February.

"We need to stay positive because confidence is a massive, massive thing in football," Britton said. "We will stay upbeat in the changing room.

"When you go down to 10 men against Chelsea, we could have ended up losing the game 3-0 or 4-0. To lose 1-0, we're disappointed, but we showed a good work ethic out there and we didn't fall away.

"We need to try and pick ourselves up for Newcastle.

"St James' Park is a tough place to go regardless of what form they are in. It's difficult to know whether it's a good time to play them.

"The last two years have been good for us (at Newcastle). We drew under Brendan (Rodgers) and won 2-1 under Michael Laudrup. The record up there has been good, so hopefully we can carry that on."

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