Andre Ayew sets sights on Burnley

28th July

Andre Ayew admits he is already thinking about an opening-day trip to Burnley as Swansea City put the hard yards in ahead of the new Premier League season.

Francesco Guidolin's men continued their pre-season preparations with a 3-0 victory over Swindon Town on Wednesday night.

The Swans, who have won three of their four friendly games so far this summer, go to Wolverhampton Wanderers next before hosting Stade Rennais on August 6.

And while Ayew hopes for two more pre-season victories, the Ghana star insists it is what happens when the competitive football begins at Turf Moor that counts.

"It's always important to win because when you are a team, you want to win always," he said.

"It's good for us that we have got another victory, but what is more important is to play our game and to feel that we are ready physically and technically.

"We feel like we are getting there.

"Every game in pre-season we try to win, but what really matters is to get a win when the league season starts. Our focus is August 13."

Guidolin used the Swindon game to give no fewer than 21 players game-time as the Swans attempt to build match fitness ahead of Burnley.

Ayew featured for the third time in pre-season - and notched up his second goal in as many games to set his team on the path to victory.

Despite further strikes from Jay Fulton and Modou Barrow, Guidolin was not happy with some aspects of his team's performance at the County Ground.

And Ayew acknowledged that the Swans are still a work in progress.

"We are still preparing ourselves - we are still getting ready for the new season at this stage," he said.

"We are not there yet, but we will keep working hard to get to 100 per cent. Swindon was a good pre-season game for us. Physically, I can feel we are getting better."