Swansea's new manager Carlos Carvalhal has thrown down the
“If we change things and the answer is not what we expect, then after this we will try to improve the team in January.
“The clock is ticking, that’s absolutely correct, but we can’t do anything until January 1. So we have to try to give confidence to the players that are here first.
“They need to show commitment and after that we will take decisions. We have talked about the possibility of bringing in players if we need it. The chairman was open about that, but let’s see the weaknesses in the team first. It’s very early to talk about transfers.”
Unless something miraculous happens in the second half of the season, we're going to be a Championship club again. We could have done so much worse than Carlos Carvalhal.— Ash (@JamesAshley_) December 28, 2017
With 18 games remaining, Swansea are currently five points adrift from safety and Carvalhal is aware he needs a string of positive results as he cannot allow the gap to increase.
He added: “We are now five points adrift and the team aren’t playing good football. They aren't scoring or creating chances.
“I’ve seen a lot of things in football. When you change some things, when you create a new dynamic, the players can surprise you and they can change to another level.
“So it's our work to try to give confidence to them to show that they are better than what they have shown. After this we will take decisions in different aspects.”