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Dann Looking For A Response

25 November 2016

Scott Dann is keen to see Crystal Palace stick together and fight for the three points against Swansea City on Saturday, following a disappointing run of defeats in the Premier League.

Paklace have now gone five consecutive games without a win in the top flight and have slid down the table following a solid run of form earlier in the campaign.

"Nobody likes to lose games and when you've lost four or five on the bounce the pressure builds and it's up to us to stick together, put an end to this run and start putting some points on the board," said Dann ahead of the trip to Wales.

"Obviously we're disappointed with the way that the results have gone. The manner we've lost those games has been through silly mistakes and a lack of concentration maybe on set plays at times. It has been disappointing to lose the games that way, but we've got to stick together and Saturday's a perfect chance to put it right and get the three points.

"Being a defender it's never nice to concede goals. Earlier on in the season we hadn't conceded many, but of late we've shipped quite a lot. Like I said before, a lot of them have come from individual errors and surprisingly set pieces. We pride ourselves on defending and attacking set plays, so that's something we need to work on."

Swansea have had a tough start to 2016-17 as well and find themselves bottom of the Premier League table, having failed to win since the opening weekend.

New manager Bob Bradley has brought some hope to the Liberty Stadium and they have begun to perform, though results are still an issue. A hard-fought point at Goodison Park last time out has given them a platform to build on with the Eagles firmly in their sights.

"It's going to be a tough game on Saturday," said Dann. "Every game in this league is tough in different ways. They're down there at the foot of the table and we find ourselves right down there, so it's an important game. Even though they haven't got many points on the board they haven't been blown away, so it is going to be tough, but it's up to us to make sure we concentrate on our own performance, everyone digs in and we make sure we come out with the right result."

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