Austin said: "I spoke to Steve Coppell a few weeks ago and he said that Swansea are the best team he had seen in this division for a long, long time.
"We've been watching them and we've got to halt them. We know what we've got to do and we've got plenty of work on our hands.
"They really do play the game the right way and are a superb team. Hopefully we can get in among them and give them a game."