Jordan sets sights on Hammers

1st March 2018
First team

Jordan Ayew is focused on finding the target once more against West Ham this weekend after helping Swansea City into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Ayew scored for the sixth time in his last 15 Swans appearances to put the Swans on the road to the last eight on Tuesday night.

Now the former Aston Villa forward is hoping for more of the same against the Hammers as the Swans return to Premier League action on Saturday.

“It’s a massive thing for us to be through to the quarter-final of the cup,” Ayew said.

“We have made a big step forward and the important thing is to continue in the competition for as long as possible.

“Doing well in the cup will also help us in the Premier League, and next we have a massive game on Saturday against West Ham.

“We have to try to score goals and to win that game. After that we know we have another massive game at Huddersfield, but first we will focus on West Ham.”

Ayew started on the bench on Tuesday as Carlos Carvalhal gave him a partial rest, but the in-form forward was summoned at half-time with the Swans in need of some inspiration going forward.

And Carvalhal’s leading scorer broke the deadlock only 10 minutes after entering the fray, steering home his ninth of the season after Tom Carroll’s effort had hit both posts.

“Sheffield Wednesday was a very difficult game for us,” Ayew added.

“Congratulations to all the lads because after the result at Brighton, it was important to try to win the next game for confidence.

“The manager wanted me to try to make a difference, to bring more speed into the game and to take players on.

“I tried to do my best and I was lucky I got a goal.”