Clement urges Swans to keep pushing
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Swansea boss Paul Clement has demanded his players continue to push themselves in their fight for Premier League survival.
The Swans have collected 15 points so far in 2017, a tally that had lifted them to 16th in the table. However, last week's defeat at Hull has pegged them back to just three clear of the Tigers, who currently occupy 18th spot.
Saturday sees them travel to Bournemouth and they will be desperate to collect another potentially vital win ahead of the international break.
Clement admits he has been pleased with the efforts of his players since taking over in January and has urged them to maintain their intensity over the closing months of the campaign.
He told the club's official website: "We have 10 games to go. If we pick up the same sort of number of points, we will be fine.
"I don't know exactly what it will take to survive. If you look back at past seasons, you can stay up with 36 points or go down with 42.
"I think the average is somewhere close to 38 but who knows what it will be this year. We just have to get as many points to make sure we don't end up going down with 42."