Swansea will not change style
Assistant manager Colin Pascoe recognises Swansea need to take their chances in front of goal, but they will not be changing their style.
Last Updated: 09/04/12 7:29pm
Swansea assistant manager Colin Pascoe recognises the club need to take their chances in front of goal, but insists they will not be changing their style.
Brendan Rodgers' men have been roundly praised for the pass-and-move fashion that has seen them make a big impression during their debut season in the Premier League.
But Friday's 2-0 defeat to UEFA Champions League hopefuls Newcastle saw them punished as they failed to make the most of a complete dominance of general play.
Swansea enjoyed more than 70 per cent of possession against Alan Pardew's team and, remarkably, completed approaching 1,000 passes, but still managed to lose.
Pascoe acknowledges that will need to change, but is adamant the Welsh club will not alter their approach, as he said: "We will never change how we play. We will keep passing, there were 900-odd passes we completed against Newcastle, which is a record for ourselves.
"But you have to put the ball in the back of the net. The teams we have played are good teams with good players and they are hard to break down.
"The way we play, we will always create chances, but unfortunately the other day we did not have the cutting edge for the final pass or shot."
The Swans on Wednesday night look to turn around their worst league run for eight years when they head to Loftus Road to face a QPR side battling desperately to retain their top-flight status.
QPR are harbouring a sense of injustice over their 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday, when midfielder Shaun Derry was harshly sent off for giving away a penalty when Ashley Young, who was clearly offside, went down in the box.
Mark Hughes' club have appealed against the decision of referee Lee Mason and, with QPR in desperate need of points, Pascoe has warned his side they will face a major challenge as they look to record a first league win in their history at Loftus Road.
He said: "When you get to the business end of the season everyone gets nervous and anxious, because they need the points. It's going to be tough and we know what we have to do."