Oli takes star billing in Jack Magazine

26th December 2018
First team

Oli McBurnie is looking forward to catching up with former team-mate and ‘good pal’ Tammy Abraham when the Swans face Aston Villa at the Liberty on Boxing Day.

Abraham, who scored eight goals in 39 appearances for the Swans during the 2017-18 season, has enjoyed a prolific start to this campaign with Villa.

The Chelsea loanee has netted 12 times in 16 Championship games for Dean Smith’s side, including the winner when the two sides met at Villa Park in October.

And McBurnie, who played alongside Abraham during the first half of last season, is pleased his former team-mate enjoying his football.

“Tammy’s a great guy and a really good pal,” he tells Boxing Day’s Jack Magazine. “It’s good to see him enjoying his football again.

“Last season didn’t quite go the way he wanted it to so, as a friend, it’s great to see him scoring goals like everyone knows he can.

“I’m looking forward to catching up with him again.”

You can read the full interview with Oli McBurnie in Boxing Day’s Jack Magazine.

One year on from his first Premier League start against Liverpool, the striker relivethanight at Anfield, as well as revealing his hopes for club and country.

We also hear from manager Graham Potter and skipper Leroy Fer, and relive six of our most memorable festive matches of recent years.

Meanwhile, Mike van der Hoorn picks the five best players he has shared a pitch with in our dream team feature, and Joe Rodon reveals 10 facts that you may not already know about him.

Declan John revisits memorable firsts in his life – both on and off the pitch – while Cameron Carter-Vickers states his personal preferences in our quickfire feature.

Elsewhere, under-23s captain Cian Harries discusses his connection with today’s opponents from growing up in the academy to making his Championship debut at Villa Park, while he also sit down with ex-Swan George Heyes.

And there is plenty more in this afternoon’s Jack Magazine, including all the latest from the academy and ladies’ team, plus everything you need to know about Dean Smith’s Villa.

Our 12th Jack Magazine of the 2018-19 Championship season is available for just £3 from around the Liberty and the club shop.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out!