Date: 31st March 2011 at 8:57pm
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Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers is confident that his players are in top condition for the final 8 games of the season as they aim for promotion to the Premier League.

His squad has had two weeks off with the international break and they’ll be looking to start off the final run-in with a win against bottom side Preston North End.

Ashley Williams didn’t have last weekend off though, as he was in action for Wales as they lost 2-0 to England, while Joe Allen was an unused substitute in the game. He picked up a shoulder injury which meant he couldn’t play for the under-21s on Tuesday, but he’s expected to be fit for Saturday’s game at Preston.

Rodgers said:

“We are in brilliant condition going into this period,”

“We`ve adapted our training and we are doing everything we can to ensure the condition of squad is right.

“We look at their blood samples and everything else because we want to make sure the fatigue element doesn`t come into it.

“The run of eight games should see us perform like we have done all season.”