Fer has more goals in sight
24th July 2016
Leroy Fer hopes his first Swansea City goal will be the first of many this season after he netted in the 5-1 friendly win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Francesco Guidolin's side were in impressive form at the Memorial Stadium as they saw off their League One hosts with a stunning first-half display.
After Andre Ayew got the Swans off to a flying start, Fer doubled the advantage with an impressive surging run and finish.
The midfielder, who joined the Swans permanently this summer following a successful loan spell from QPR last season, intercepted a pass before racing 30 yards towards goal before slotting home into the bottom corner.
And the Dutch international hopes that strikes will be the catalyst for more goals this season.
"It's finally a goal for me for Swansea City," said Fer, who featured for 77 minutes against Rovers. "It's only a friendly, but I don't mind about that.
"It was a good goal and I hope to score more this season.
"I always want to score and be important for the team, but I can still improve."
Further goals from full-backs Stephen Kingsley and Kyle Naughton ensured Guidolin's side led 4-0 at the break, and despite Rovers cutting the deficit via Luke James, the visitors rounded off the scoring via Wayne Routledge.
And Fer insists it proved a good work out as preparations step up as the Premier League season nears.
"It's always good to win games, particularly in this fashion," he added. "After a good trip to the USA, we are getting fitter and sharper.
"It's always good to score five goals. The focus now is to continue getting better.
"Some guys got 60 minutes, others got 70 and 90.
"That helps our fitness and sharpness - that's what pre-season is all about."