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Rodgers wants Swans to push on

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Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is vital his side do not let an encouraging maiden Premier League campaign "fizzle out" after Friday's 2-0 defeat to Newcastle.

The defeat, courtesy of another goal double from the Magpies' in-form Senegal striker Papiss Cisse, was Swansea's third in a row after reverses against Everton and Tottenham. It means Swansea are now on their worst run of league form since the early days of Kenny Jackett's reign in 2004.

With a comfortable cushion over the drop zone, Swansea should retain their top-flight status for at least another season, but Rodgers said: "We need to pick up some points and finish the season how it has been for us, this season was a real test of our talent, and we have passed that, it was also a test of our courage and mentality and we have passed that too."

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