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The Swans, who are without their top scorer from last season, Michu, through injury, have not scored more than once in their last five games, failing to win each of those matches

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has urged his side to show greater confidence in front of goal as they look to end a run of five Premier League matches without a win.

The south Wales outfit drew 1-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday - the fifth consecutive occasion they have failed to net more than one goal - with the Swans unable to find a winner after Roland Lamah had cancelled out Gabriel Agbonlahor's opener.

Swansea have mustered just four goals in their last five outings, and Laudrup has challenged his side to find their scoring touch - though believes there are signs that the side's confidence in front of goal is beginning to return.

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"I think it's good to see some of our attacking players getting that confidence," the Dane said.

"Pablo (Hernandez) is coming back. I thought he played a very good game. Roland Lamah scored his first goal - that's important.

"I think we need now a couple of players up front - (Wilfired) Bony and Alvaro (Vazquez) - to just score one or two goals to give them that confidence. Unfortunately, forwards live and are mostly judged by the goals they score or not score.

"Of course they want to score. They want to do so much, but they know it's important for them to score and that's what we all have to help them with.

"I think the rest is working. I think my team is playing the passing game with a lot of confidence, but the last thing is to create and then score."

Swansea are currently without their top scorer from last season, Michu, with the Spain international striker set to be absent for six weeks after undergoing ankle surgery, but Laudrup insists he is focusing on the players brought in to take his place.

"When you don't win, then the ones who are not playing are always the best," he added.

"We will always miss him (Michu), but we have to take care of the players who are available, who are here right now, and help them, because we need everybody.

"Most of the things are working. The last thing is the percentage of goals and creating the chances in the last third. That is where we can and have to improve in the next couple of months.

"A part (of improving confidence) you can always do in training, but it's not really the same to score five goals in a training session because you don't write about it and it doesn't really count."

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