Bersant Celina sets pre-season target
Bersant Celina wants to sharpen up on his finishing as Swansea City prepare for the new Championship campaign.
The Swans have won all three pre-season fixtures so far under new head coach Steve Cooper, with a 2-1 triumph over Mansfield in Portugal followed by victories at Crawley and Yeovil.
Celina was on the scoresheet in the 6-1 win at Huish Park in midweek, with the Kosovan opening the scoring.
He went on to strike the post and was denied on a number of occasions in a lively performance.
And with the Swans heading to Exeter for their next pre-season encounter on Saturday, the 22-year-old is hoping to find his feet once more in front of goal.
“I was happy to get the chance to start and get 60 minutes under my belt in midweek,” said Celina, who scored eight goals in 42 appearances last season following his summer switch from Manchester City.
“It was a good start for me to score against Yeovil and I felt that my general play was good, but I’m not very happy with the fact that I only scored one goal.
“I should have scored a couple more goals. It’s good that I’m getting the chances, but I need to finish them off.
“But it is still pre-season and I’m building myself up.”
Jay Fulton’s hat-trick and further strikes from Barrie McKay and Courtney Baker-Richardson rounded things off for Cooper’s side in a dominant victory.
And Celina believes he and his team-mates took a big step forward in Somerset as they made it three wins from three during pre-season.
“Overall, it was a good team performance,” he added.
“We learned a lot from the game and there were plenty of positives for us to build on.
“We must show more progression on Saturday when we head to Exeter. This is what pre-season is all about – improvement in every game.”
Tickets for Saturday’s game are now only available on the day.
Tickets are priced:
Adult - £12
Seniors 65+ /Students/Under-18s - £6
Under12s - £2.