Laudrup looking for winning ways
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is determined to get back to winning ways against Reading - and give Leon Britton an anniversary to remember.
Britton is in line to make his 400th appearance for the Swans against Reading, having initially joined the club on loan from West Ham in December 2002.
The 30-year-old midfielder made his debut against Exeter and he is part of a select group to have played in all four divisions of English football.
Swansea made a bright start to the season but they will tackle Reading at the Liberty Stadium after three consecutive defeats in which they have failed to score a goal.
"It's an important game for us," Laudrup told reporters on Thursday. "We are playing at home, against a direct rival, and we want to win.
"These are the games that we have to get points from. We want to get back to the way we were playing in the first three games because that is very important.
"If we can do that then we can win on Saturday.
"He (Britton) is an institution at the football club and there are not many players that play for so long at one club, particularly in the modern era, so it is great.
"400 games says a lot. Let's hope we can give him a day to remember by winning the game."
Swansea started the season with a bang, beating QPR 5-0 and then West Ham 3-0 but since then the goals and the wins have dried up.
Successive defeats to Aston Villa, Everton and Stoke have Laudrup concerned, although he is far from panicked by the situation.
"No goals, no points has to be taken seriously but you have to keep a balance. If you talk too much about something then sometimes you go on the pitch over-motivated," Laudrup said.
"After three defeats obviously there is less confidence but it is still only the seventh game in the league, it does not finish after this weekend.
"This is a long road and it's one game on that road."
Laudrup is hopeful that Ashley Williams will have recovered from a bout of illness to captain Swansea against Reading, who are chasing their first win of the season.