The Sydney Swans travel to Perth to take on West Coast on Thursday night.

Last years beaten Grand Finalists find themselves at the bottom of the AFL ladder after three straight losses and desperately need a win over the 6th placed Eagles to stay in touch with the eight.

Swans coach Jon Longmire (pictured) says with a six day turnaround and the trip across the country, its no easy task for his side but the Eagles are facing similar circumstances themselves.