'Jordan will make an impact'

12th April 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal is tipping Jordan Ayew to make his mark against Everton this weekend as the striker returns from suspension.

Ayew has missed Swansea City’s last three matches after his red card at Huddersfield last month.

And Carvalhal admits he is delighted to have the Ghanaian available again as the Swans target three points against the Blues.

“We have an important player coming back,” said the Swans manager.

“To me he is one of the best attackers in the Premier League and we are very happy to have him back.

“He makes a big impact in our team and we expect on Saturday that he can make an impact.”

Ayew has enjoyed his best form in a Swans shirt since Carvalhal arrived in Wales at the end of December, with six of his 10 goals this season coming under the Portuguese’s stewardship.

“We just put Jordan in a position where he is comfortable and tell him to play with freedom and with a clear head,” Carvalhal added.

“I am sure if you have a flower and you care for it with the correct amount of sun and the correct amount of water, the flower will be beautiful.

“All the flowers can be beautiful, but if they have too much sun or too much water, they will die.

“It’s about having a nice environment for the players. They have to be in a comfortable position with smiles on their faces. Then they will do well.”