Swann: We want to wrap up Tour with another win
GRAEME Swann says England are expecting an India backlash in this week's Test in Nagpur.
The tourists head into the last of four Tests, which starts tomorrow, on the brink of achieving their first series victory on Indian soil since 1985.
England were well beaten in Ahmedabad in the first Test, but have since produced two excellent performances to win in Mumbai and Kolkata to take a 2-1 lead.
But even though a draw would be good enough for Alastair Cook's side, Swann believes they must adopt an attacking approach to complete their mission.
"I'm sure India will come out fighting because they have to win the game," said the Nottinghamshire off-spinner.
"I'm sure we'll approach the game thinking attack is our best form of defence.
"I think that's what has proved crucial in the last couple of games."
Swann says England will learn the lessons from their Ashes success in Australia in 2010/11 when they won Down Under for the first time in almost a quarter of a century.
And wrapping up the series in India would also be a significant achievement against a side traditionally so strong at home.
India last lost a home series in 2004 against Australia, and have since won 10 and drawn 4 in their own country.
"Back in Australia, we didn't get carried away and spoke of how important it was to keep our feet on the ground. That's all we're doing here," added Swann.
"People saying there is something special happening and things like that are very easy distractions to get caught up in. We'll make sure we don't do that.
"We're not taking anything for granted, we don't sit down and pat ourselves on the back and say 'Look how well we have played the last two games'. That's a very dangerous place to get in.
"On Thursday we'll assess the pitch, play accordingly and hope to win this game, because we obviously want to get home for Christmas having won this series 3-1.
"Whatever the pitch is we've got to try and win the game, that's all we ever try and do."
England have a fitness concern over vice-captain Stuart Broad, who was sent for a scan yesterday on his left heel which has troubled him during the tour