Michael Laudrup is the key to Swans win - Chris Kamara
CHRIS Kamara reckons Michael Laudrup's "unbelievable CV" will help Swansea City swerve a potential Capital One Cup shock at Crawley Town tonight.
Swansea make their first ever trip to the Broadfield Stadium with everything to lose against Richie Barker's League One side.
It is not the ideal fixture for Laudrup's men as they attempt to put back-to-back Premier League defeats out of their system.
But Sky Sports pundit Kamara believes the presence of a serial winner in the away dugout this evening should steer Swansea into the last 16 of the competition.
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"When Brendan Rodgers left there were some eyebrows raised and worries as to how Michael Laudrup would cope with the Premier League, but he has come in and done equally as well," Kamara said.
"He has been really professional in how he has come in and done his job at Swansea and got used to the Premier League.
"He obviously has an unbelievable CV and so it is no surprise that he has taken to it the way he has and I am sure he and the team will be just as professional when they go to Crawley.
"Crawley will be a tough side to play because it is a no-lose game for them."
Promoted in each of the last two seasons, Crawley have made a promising start to life in the third tier.
They were thrashed 5-2 on home soil at the weekend — with former Swan Andy Robinson on target for Rovers — but are still well-placed in eighth in the table.
Crawley have built a reputation for giant-killings, having taken the scalps of Derby County, Bristol City and Hull in the last couple of seasons.
They even gave Manchester United a scare in the FA Cup in 2010-11, losing only 1-0 at Old Trafford after hitting the bar in stoppage time.
On this League Cup run, Crawley have already seen off Championship duo Millwall and Bolton Wanderers.
Laudrup has stressed he wants to make an impression in the cups this season and, should they avoid a banana skin in West Sussex tonight, Swansea would be only three rounds from Wembley.
But Kamara believes a shift in approach among Premier League sides means Swansea are outsiders to reach the final.
"The attitude to the cup taken by clubs has changed and you see every team in the Premier League, minus the top four, playing their best players and wanting to win it because they know how important trophies can be," he added.
"Swansea will be no different and will no doubt be going out to try to win the Capital One Cup, but it is a tough prospect now with so many good sides in the competition looking to put out their best sides.
"Arsenal and Liverpool have showed that in the last two seasons."
Chris Kamara is helping fans who may witness a giant-killing in the Capital One Cup with an exclusive light-hearted video guide to treating the effects of shock. To view the video visit www.facebook.com/ capitaloneuk