'Swansea against Cardiff is like Lazio vs Roma'

Michael Laudrup welcomes Cardiff's promotion but says Swansea still has targets to achieve before they look ahead to next term's derbies. Credit: PA

Cardiff's goalless draw against Charlton on Tuesday ensured there will be two Welsh clubs in the Premier League for the first time, and both sets of fans are already eagerly anticipating the meetings between the fierce rivals.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says despite his desire to concentrate on the here and now, he admits he expects their games against Cardiff to be similar to his experiences in Rome as a player.

"From what I've heard, you can compare Swansea against Cardiff to Lazio and Roma, where I played in five or six really heavy games," Laudrup said.