We need to sign off in style - Swansea City's Ashley Williams
ASHLEY Williams says it is essential Swansea City sign off for the forthcoming international break with a victory against Reading.
Swansea's 2-0 defeat to Stoke last Saturday was their third Premier League loss in a row, increasing the pressure on them to win next weekend's home clash with the Royals.
A number of Swansea players will join up with their national teams for World Cup 2014 qualifiers after Reading, and Wales centre-back Williams reckons it is imperative that Michael Laudrup's men land victory before then.
"We want to win the game before the break," he said.
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"You always want to win your game going into the international games — and the one after as well — to keep the momentum going.
"Reading's my first focus and then there are two massive games for Wales as well."
Last month's international fixtures came at an inopportune time for Swansea, who had collected seven points from their first three matches but stuttered on their return to Premier League action.
The first round of World Cup 2014 qualifiers seemed to rob Michael Laudrup's men of momentum and, for the Welsh contingent, two defeats drained morale.
Williams, who has been carrying an ankle injury, has endured a dip in form for both Swansea and Wales, with whom he lost 2-0 to Belgium and 6-1 to Serbia.
But the 28-year-old insists the Swans are determined to get back to winning ways at the Liberty on Saturday.
"The boys seem determined as always," Williams added.
"We've got a good group and the new boys have come in.
''We have to gel a little bit and work hard.
"We spoke about it and we've lost the last three now without scoring a goal and we're conceding goals. It's not going too well.
"I'm not sure why. We'll all have to watch the (Stoke) game again and see what went wrong, as we did last week.
"I don't think we're playing with enough consistency. We do all right for spells but in recent weeks we haven't started well — we need to put that right."