CROSS Keys can climb back out of the Principality Premiership danger zone if they pick up points away to Swansea tonight (kick-off 8pm).

Results went against Keys last Saturday as they lost heavily to Ebbw Vale and both Llanelli and Bridgend won to move above Morgan Stoddart’s men in the 16-strong table.

The bottom four clubs are guaranteed to be relegated at the end of the season, while the team in 12th will play the winners of the Championship in a bid to preserve their top-flight status.

There are now just four points separating Bedwas in 14th and Llanelli in 11th, and only one between the Parc y Scarlets outfit, Bridgend and Keys.

Any sort of win, or even two bonus points in defeat, would lift Keys into the first safe spot, although Llanelli do play Newport at Rodney Parade tomorrow night.

They won’t be looking at it yet but Keys also have a massive game on the horizon next Saturday in the shape of Gwent rivals Bedwas at Bridge Field.

Keys go into tonight’s encounter smarting from a 48-17 hammering by the Steelmen on home turf last weekend.

Keys were outscored seven tries to three and trailed 29-0 at half-time before touchdowns from Josh Guy, Rory Budina and Carwyn Penny gave some respectability to the scoreline.

Head coach Stoddart and his troops know that a similarly poor start can’t be allowed to happen again at St Helen’s.

Until last Friday’s 31-19 loss to title-chasing Pontypridd, Swansea were on a run of six straight victories.

Having struggled earlier in the campaign, the All Whites turned the corner in some style with several impressive results to lift themselves away from the drop zone.

They were helped on the way by a 34-29 triumph at Pandy Park late last September and now sit 10th in the league, 18 points clear of Keys.

Keys have nine matches of the season left after tonight.