"There is more to come from me"

24th December 2018
First team

Wilfried Bony hopes the frustration of a long, hard 2018 are behind him after getting back on the scoresheet for Swansea City.

The striker made his first league start for the Swans since January against Hull on Saturday, and marked it with his first goal in 11 months.

Bony fired home a low effort from the edge of the area to give Graham Potter's men a third-minute lead.

It was not enough to help the Swans journey home for Christmas with any points however, as a Hull fightback ended in a 3-2 defeat.

While disappointed with the result, it was an important night for Bony, who missed nine months of action after suffering a serious knee injury in February.

The 30-year-old admitted the long road back to fitness had been a challenging one, but he is focused on making an impact for the Swans now he has returned to action.

"I had to be strong, and I have been strong and have kept working hard even when I did not play I was supporting the team and working," said Bony, whose fitness will be assessed ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Aston Villa.

"It is more than frustrating. When Swansea signed me again I wanted to get back on my feet.

"I knew it was not going to be easy after six or seven months without playing, but I worked hard.

"It was difficult, and I got to a point where I was starting to score and then again I was injured.

"It has been very difficult, I just try to get better and better.

"Of course there is more to come, I am working very hard, I am always working towards that.

"But I will go again and I am here and ready to help the team."