The former Sunderland manager has endured a torrid start to the season, with the Tractor Boys winless and bottom of the league.
“The challenge ahead is to be enjoyed rather than endured,” he said.
“Now is the time for the players to step up to the plate and really enjoy the challenge. We know we need to be better. But at the same time we are due a little bit of luck.
“Weâ€™ve made a very, very poor start to the season and I know full well that the buck stops with me.
“Our fans are desperate to see a win, any sort of win. Hopefully we can provide it against Swansea.
“They are on a good little run. They play football the right way and we need to be right from the first whistle to the last.”