Jack Cork has warned Swansea to show more ruthlessness at defending set-pieces if they want to ensure Premier League survival this season.
Swansea are unbeaten in three games under new head coach Francesco Guidolin with the Italian veteran overseeing one win and two draws following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace.
But Swansea’s league position – two places and four points above the relegation zone – would be a lot healthier but for their vulnerability at set-pieces.
“That’s something we need to put right,” midfielder Cork said after Swansea had conceded from a corner for the third successive game.
“We’ve conceded sloppy goals against West Brom and Crystal Palace and it has cost us a few points.
“The good thing is we looked pretty solid at set-plays apart from the one they’ve scored from but it has ended up costing us the win.
“We’ve got to improve that next week and if we beat Southampton it’s four points from six, and that’s a profitable return from where we are.
“We are four points clear at the moment, but that’s nothing if we don’t keep picking up points.”