Swansea boss Paulo Sousa described his players as a "pleasure to work with" after they hammered Scunthorpe 3-0 to keep up their promotion charge.

The Swans are fifth in the table and the clean sheet was their 23rd of the season, surpassing a club record of 22 previously held by former goalkeeper Roger Freestone.

Sousa made six changes for the visit of struggling Iron and he was delighted with the way his team battled to victory.

The 39-year-old said: "That was the best way to get things back in focus but I'm also very happy with the intensity shown by all the players. Although I made a number of changes I'm always confident in the strength of the squad and with fresh minds and legs I know we can do it.

"It is difficult to keep a high standard throughout a season so that is why the squad is so important. With all respect to our opponents we will concentrate only on ourselves and will try and win every game which we are certainly capable of doing.

"Some games we play direct football and in others we play the ball around, but it all depends on our opponents. We need to keep creating goalscoring opportunities and it is a pleasure to work with the players at this club."

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