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6 May 2013

Defender excited to return to DW Stadium and keep up momentum.

With three points gained on Saturday against West Bromwich Albion in front of a tremendous away following, Emmerson Boyce expressed his anticipation for some influential home support tomorrow night against Swansea City.

Saturday’s skipper said:

“It’s going to be great to go back to the DW Stadium after such a result and hear their support again to help us get out of this trouble that we’re in.

“We’re all in this together as a club and the fans have been a major factor in getting us out of trouble in the past.

“The fans are our 12th man, they keep saying ‘believe’ and they came out in force at the weekend and made us believe.”

He added:

“The fans are doing their bit off the pitch and we’re doing our best on the pitch, hopefully that will make a good story come the end of the season.”

Both Saturday’s opponents West Brom and tomorrow’s opponents Swansea City are comfortably inside the top 10 in the Barclays Premier League, but Boyce and his team mates won’t be taking the Swans lightly.

The 33-year-old said:

“Swansea are still being very professional and they’ll want to win their remaining games, it was the same case with West Brom on Saturday and that’s what we’ll have to watch out for.

“We showed great character against West Brom and we want to show it again against Swansea.

“West Brom have had a good season and they’re always hard to break down, it will be the same against Swansea and just because they’re in the top half doesn’t mean they’ll be giving up early in the season.”

Boyce said that another key contribution towards the fight for survival will be the readiness of the squad and not just the starting XI.

“The last few weeks have seen us use a lot of players in the squad and Saturday showed just how influential the whole team can be.

“James (McArthur) came on and scored with his third touch of the ball and that’s the sort of impact we need at this stage of the season.

“Roman (Golobart) and Roger (Espinoza) also came on and helped us make sure we saw the game out, it’s going to take that sort of determination in the final few games.”

Tickets for tomorrow (Tuesday) night's game against Swansea are still available and you can find out more information by [clicking here].

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