Swansea Look To Keep Their Playoff Dreams Alive As Wrexham Hope To Continue Breaking Records

Harry Corish - Sportin Journalist

Swansea City will hope to continue their stunning run by defeating Hull this weekend, with Liam Cullen insisting his team must be ruthless.

The Swans are unbeaten in their last seven games, having earned 19 points from six wins and one draw, including a fantastic 3-0 victory over Norwich last week.

Although a late push for the Championship Play-Offs may seem unlikely, Swansea still remain in the hunt for a top-six spot, thanks to their excellent recent form.

Cullen said, “It may be the case that we get to the end of the season and wish there were another game or two to come.

But the focus for us has to be on keeping the momentum going, keeping this run going, and just seeing where it takes us.

There are two games to go, and we want to keep pushing all the way to the last minute of the last game, making sure we have plenty of positives to take forward into the summer.”

Cardiff will face Huddersfield this weekend, as both teams look to avoid relegation from the Championship.

The Bluebirds left it late but took a crucial step towards survival with a 2-1 win over Rotherham on Thursday. It was the second time Cardiff had travelled to the New York Stadium in recent weeks, but Sabri Lamouchi’s side held on to take a crucial win away from home.

Kion Etete put Cardiff ahead early on, but Chiedozie Ogbene equalized for Rotherham shortly after the half-hour mark.

Sory Kaba missed his second penalty in recent weeks, hitting the bar just before half-time, adding to Cardiff’s woes.

The game ended in a frantic fashion, with Etete’s late effort being denied, but Cedric Kirpe showed incredible composure to rifle in a half-volley, securing a well-earned victory for Cardiff and moving them six points away from the relegation zone.

Newport County and Gillingham are separated by only one point in 14th and 15th place in League Two, going into their weekend fixture at the Priestfield Stadium.

County’s inconsistent season continued as they fell to a 3-2 loss against Harrogate Town on Wednesday, despite an impressive 3-1 win over Doncaster the previous weekend.

Newport will take confidence into the game, having beaten Gillingham 2-0 in their last meeting at Rodney Parade. However, Gillingham head into the game unbeaten in their last three games, hoping to push for a top-half finish to the season.

Wrexham travel to Torquay for their final game of the season, having already secured the National League title and with the chance to extend their record points total to 113.

It remains to be seen whether manager Phil Parkinson will stick with his favoured starting eleven or give squad members a chance to impress. Wrexham could seal the fate of relegation-threatened Torquay with a win this weekend.