Carlos: The new boys are ready

9th February 2018
First team

Carlos Carvahal says his new faces are primed to shine when Swansea City take on Burnley this weekend.

Andre Ayew and Andy King are both in contention to feature for the first time since completing deadline-day moves to the Liberty Stadium.

Ayew is fit to play having recovered from a hamstring problem, while on-loan Welsh international King was ineligible for the games against parent-club Leicester and Notts County.

And Carvalhal is pleased he will have the two January signings at his disposal for the first time when the Swans host Burnley on Saturday (3pm).

“It is possible they will be in the team or in the squad of 18. They are both ready to play,” he said.

“They have trained very well. They are very good players and very good characters also.

“They are completely integrated into the team already and they can be involved for the first time this weekend.”

King gives the Swans a welcome alternative option in midfield, particularly after the season-ending injury suffered by Leroy Fer at Leicester last weekend.

And the Swans believe record-signing Ayew will increase their attacking threat as they look to pull clear of relegation danger.


* There are some tickets still available for Saturday's clash with Burnley. You can book yours HERE.

* Hospitality lounges and the Riverside Lounge will be showing the early kick-off in the Premier League on Saturday and the England v Wales Six Nations match after the Burnley game. The hospitality lounges will open at 12.30pm while the Riverside Lounge will open at 1pm.