Fabianski backs Bafe to deliver goals
6th January 2015
Lukasz Fabianski has backed Bafe Gomis to make the most of his big opportunity at Swansea City.
The French international scored twice in last weekend's 6-2 win over Tranmere in the FA Cup, taking his tally for the season to four.
Gomis was handed his second consecutive start by Garry Monk at Prenton Park, with the 29-year-old's second strike the pick of the lot following a fine individual run and finish.
That performance came on the back of his previous start at QPR, where the ten-man Swans claimed a last-gasp 1-1 draw thanks to Wilfried Bony's strike in added-on time.
And with Bony currently away with the Ivory Coast on African Cup of Nations duty, Swans stopper Fabianski is confident Gomis will prove a key figure in the forthcoming games - starting with Saturday's home game with West Ham.
"Bafe came on at Liverpool and looked dangerous, while he was very positive against QPR," said Fabianski. "He has waited a long time for a run in the team, but he will get it now and I'm sure he will deliver for us.
"We are also without Ki (Sung-Yueng), but we also have players in that position to come in and do a very good job.
"Wilfried and Ki have played very well for us this season, but their absence means there are opportunities for the likes of Bafe to possibly have a run in the team and show why they deserve to stay in the starting XI."
The Swans return to Barclays Premier League action this Saturday following their cup success.
The 1-1 draw at Loftus Road on New Year's Day moved Monk's side onto 29 points after 20 games.
And Fabianski believes the spirit shown by his team-mates in that game bodes well for the future.
"It was a very good point especially after the massive disappointment at Liverpool," added the Polish international.
"To see us come back from a goal down and a man down to clinch a point says a lot about the team. We didn't let the circumstances affect us. We kept trying to create something and that's an indication of the spirit we have here."