Bafe Gomis has Swansea City record in his sights
10th September 2015
After being nominated for a Barclays Premier League award, Bafe Gomis could make Swansea City history this weekend.
The French striker has made a superb start to the 2015-16 campaign, scoring four goals in as many games.
Gomis' form saw him nominated along with team-mate Andre Ayew for the Barclays Premier League August Player of the Month award.
With Garry Monk also shortlisted for the Manager of the Month award - an accolade he won at the same time last year - it underlines the club's fine start which has included victories over Newcastle and Manchester United, along with draws at Chelsea and Sunderland.
And Gomis goes in search of writing his own bit of Swansea City history this weekend, with one goal against Watford on Saturday enough to see him become the first player to score in each of the club's opening five league games.
His strike against Manchester United last time out saw him become the first Swan since Harry Deacon in 1923 to find the net in the first four matches of the league campaign.
Happy to finish the month of August with a 4th goals in 4 matchs Thank you to all Swansea fans I dedicate you this goal and win.I'M JACK!- Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) August 30, 2015
"It is always great to equal and break records, but the most important thing is for Swansea to get the three points every weekend," he said.
"If I score, then that is great. If I don't, then there will be chances in another match.
"Of course, it is important to have individual goals as well as collective goals, but, for me, it's very much about the team.
"The most important thing is that Swansea are winning games, playing well and are in a good position in the league."
I'm jack !!!@SwansOfficial pic.twitter.com/PT0bRY9qzX- Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) August 24, 2015
Gomis is continuing his form from the end of last season, which saw the former Lyon forward score five goals in his last six games.
He ended the campaign with ten goals in 36 appearances, and he is on course to beat that total.
His trademark Black Panther celebration has made a regular outing this season, and the 12-cap international was keen to point out how important the backing he's received from Swans supporters has been to him.
"They have been great with me ever since I moved to Swansea," he said. "When I am out in Swansea they encourage me and give me a slap on the back.
"As a striker, it's important to have that support from the fans because when you are tired during a game, they drive you on and give you confidence."
Supporters travelling to Watford should be aware that building work is taking place at the away end of Vicarage Road.
Swans fans are asked to arrive 15 minutes earlier than usual due to the temporary turnstiles in operation, while a team of meet and greeters will assist where necessary.
Please note, the Liberty Stadium Club Shop will open between 11.30am-5.30pm on Sunday due to the Ospreys' fixture with Munster.
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