We can shock the Swans – Lundstram
THE money-soaked Premier League may seem like it’s in a world of its own but Oxford midfielder John Lundstram has reminded his side that Swansea are only human.
More than 50 places separate the two sides in the football pyramid but the U’s have reason to believe that Swansea will not run riot at the Kassam Stadium.
Whereas Michael Appleton’s side are pushing at the right end of the League Two table, the Swans are treading water in the top tier.
They have entrusted firstteam coach Alan Curtis with the reins until the end of the season after Garry Monk’s dismissal from the hotseat a month ago, and his primary objective will be Premier League survival.
Therefore Lundstram (pictured inset), who started his career with Premier League perennials Everton, says his side are ready to pounce on any frailties.
“It is human nature for a team like Swansea to take us a bit lightly,” said the 21year-old.“I think they will do and they will be in for a shock.
“The main thing in games like this is to believe you can win it. There’s a bit of belief that we can go out there and win it.
“They will give us a tough game, there’s no doubt about it, but I think we can nick it in the end.”
And Lundstram says the hustle and bustle of League Two football has made him more wellrounded as a footballer – something that he insists could play into his hands against Swansea. “People say the Premier League is a mad, fast league, but they haven’t played in League Two!” he added.“There are a lot of match-winners in the team.
“I think you get a bit more time on the ball in the Premier League. Hopefully I’ll get a bit more time on the ball against them and I’ll be able to punish them.”