Ayew's keen to tick all the boxes

25th August 2017
First team

Jordan Ayew wants to prove he can be “an all-round player” at Swansea City this season as he bids to nail down a place in Paul Clement’s team.

Ayew finished the 2016-17 campaign with a flourish, starting the last five games of the Swans’ successful Premier League survival push.

The Ghana star has also made Clement’s XI for the first three games of the new season, and has been one of the Swans’ biggest attacking threats in recent times.

Signed back in January from Aston Villa, Ayew scored his first Swans goal in the final fixture of last term against West Brom.

And he netted his second goal for the club to cap off a fine individual display at MK Dons on Tuesday night.

Ayew is delighted to have hit the scoring trail – but insists goals are only one part of his game.

“My targets are to work hard for the team and to make and score goals,” the 25-year-old said.

“I want to be an all-round player. I like to score goals, I like to make goals for my team-mates an I like to work defensively. I like to do everything.

“That’s the way I am – I am a team player.”

Ayew was arguably the Swans’ most influential performer as they progressed to the third round of the Carabao Cup.

He made life hard for the MK Dons defence from start to finish and deservedly notched up the Swans’ last goal as they triumphed 4-1.

He also claimed an assist at Stadium mk, after beating his man down the left flank before rolling across the face for Tammy Abraham to tap home.

“I am pleased on a personal note, it’s good confidence boost,” he added.

“It’s part of the game as a forward that you will miss chances. But the most important thing is that me and Tammy keep making chances and scoring goals, and also Fernando (Llorente) when he gets back.

“I was pleased with my performance at MK Dons, but the most important thing was the team making progress in the competition.

“Now we want to follow up that win by getting our first win this season in the league.”

Tickets are available for this game at the Liberty Stadium ticket office until 3pm today. Fans can also call 0844 815 6665* or purchase them online until the deadline.

Swans supporters can also pay on the day at Selhurst Park via the Visitors Box Office at entrance four, which opens at 12.30pm. Cash only.

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your standard network rate.

General Sale
Adults - £30
Over-65s - £20
Students (with ID) - £20
Under 18- £16.00

Under-17s - £16

Please note, Network Rail will be carrying out improvement work on the railway from Swansea to London – trains will still be running, however, they will be diverted on route. Fans should plan their journey at GWR.com before travelling.