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Swansea City seek more recruits in bid for promotion

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Scott Sinclair and Brendan Rodgers reflect on 1-0 Burnley victory

After seeing his big summer signing Scott Sinclair fire Swansea to a 1-0 win over Burnley, manager Brendan Rodgers says he may recruit this week.

"I want to build a squad that can be really competitive in a league that has a lot of money in it," said Rodgers.

"There are certainly one or two spots I need to look at. I'm trying to build a squad, not just 11 players. You need that in a very, very long season."

Rodgers would need to act before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.

The Swans have won all three games on their own patch this season following wins over Preston and Barnet, and Rodgers is hoping to gain maximum points from their home games this season.

The main priority for me is to play week-in, week-out. I'm gaining confidence game by game

Scott Sinclair

"That is four wins out of six this season and we want to make the Liberty Stadium a real fortress. That's two Championship wins in a row here and we've scored five goals - that's a good start," he said.

"We've got two players out wide with real pace who can cause problems for the opposition and the idea is to get them playing as high up the pitch as possible.

"I like my teams to be offensive and creative and I think the fans enjoyed their afternoon. We were pretty good value in the first half.

"It was a real test for us against a team that had just come down from the Premier League and I thought we passed the test really well.

"It was a great statement that people can identify us as a good footballing side that can also show a bit of steel and character.

"I think it could be exciting over the next two or three seasons. We have played well in every game and I can only see us getting better."

Darren Pratley (on the floor) sees red for his second bookable offence
Darren Pratley (on the floor) sees red for his second bookable offence

Sinclair, who arrived in the summer from Chelsea for a £500,000 fee that could rise to £1m, scored his first Championship goal for the Swans after opening his account for the club in the midweek Carling Cup win over Tranmere.

"It was a great game to play," Sinclair told BBC Sport Wales.

"We created a lot of chances but didn't put them away and that made life difficult for our defenders.

"But they were top class and as a team we performed really well.

"The main priority for me is to play week-in, week-out. I'm gaining confidence game by game - I hope that I can keep scoring and that the team can keep winning.

"I missed a few [against Burnley], but I'm sure that as the confidence grows I will put them away.

"Brendan makes sure that the strikers and wingers are in the positions to put the goals away."



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Swansea 1-0 Burnley
28 Aug 10 |  Championship
Swansea face Posh in Carling Cup
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