Swansea star Rangel welcomes much-needed chance to rest

Swansea City full-back Angel Rangel has welcomed an opportunity to "recharge the batteries" after a gruelling run of fixtures.
Swansea City full-back Angel Rangel welcomes the opportunity to "recharge the batteries" in between gruelling runs of fixtures.

A 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday represented the Swans' eighth game in 30 days, with a two-legged Europa League tie against Napoli and an FA Cup clash with Everton having been sandwiched in between Premier League action.

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Defeats in the cups mean that Swansea, who sit 14th, can now apply full focus to ensuring top-flight survival in 10 "cup finals" and Rangel expects his team to benefit from a two-week break, with Saturday's scheduled league game against Arsenal having been postponed due to the Londoners' continued involvement in the FA Cup.

"It's been a busy period," Rangel told the press. "We've played in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup, so it is a good moment for us to rest.

"We can recharge the batteries and then we have 10 games left and they are all cup finals.

"We need to make sure we work hard and stay up which is the main target. The target is always 40 points but we'll try to win as many games as possible.

"We have got a lot of games at home against the teams around us, which is the most important thing.

"The next one is against West Brom [on March 15] and that's a massive one for us now. Let's start from there and see what happens."