KINGPIN defender Martin McIntosh has hit top form to tackle Town's toughest away conquest of the season.
That's the view of manager Peter Jackson, who has challenged the 34-year-old to shackle Lee Trundle and Leon Knight and inspire Town to victory in Friday's trip to the Liberty Stadium (7.45).
Jackson expects Gary Taylor-Fletcher (knee) and Pawel Abbott (back) to be fit when the squad travel to train in South Wales tomorrow, with the defence targeting a fourth straight League clean sheet for the first time in six years.
"Martin McIntosh (right) has got better and stronger in recent games and it was probably his best performance so far against MK Dons," said Jackson today.
"Tosh is a threat at both ends of the pitch and I do expect more of him during this run-in.
"He's capable of assists and of scoring while, at the back, him and Nathan are playing really well together, as are the whole unit.
"Tosh is feeling fitter by the game and determined to do well in the remaining games."
Town haven't had four successive League clean sheets since April 2000, when they narrowly missed out on making the Division I play-offs.
"It would be nice to equal that record against Swansea because that would guarantee us at least a point," said Jacko. "I would back us to score, though, so that would mean taking all three."
Abbott missed training yesterday with his niggle while Swansea expect to have Trundle (stomach muscle) back after two games out.
Academy winger James Hand is in the Eire Under 21 squad to face Sweden at Drogheda on Tuesday (7.30).