Andre Ayew has urged his teammates to keep the momentum after helping Swansea City qualify for the Championship promotion play-offs.
The Ghanaian star made an early return from injury coming on as a second half substitute to score an important goal in a 2-2 draw away against Reading.
After pulling a hamstring earlier this month, Ayew was forced to miss two important games for the Jack Army, but he returned with a bang to ensure that the Swans finish in the top six.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 31-year-old has urged the team to maintain the momentum.
“I am very happy we are in the play-offs. That was the objective at the start of the season, and we need to keep going and get ready for the play-offs.
“There is a chance to build momentum and finish higher in the table. We will keep going.
“It’s great to be in the play-offs a few weeks before because we can really get ready for what’s coming. We need to use that to our advantage.”
This was Ayew’s 16th goal of the 2020/21 campaign and his manager Steve Cooper heaped praise on his star man.
“Andre is a really good player and person, he thrives on being the big player and we are very happy to have him.
“The team comes first, not himself, and you could see that today. It would have been great if we didn’t need him, as it would have meant we were comfortable in the game.
“But we did, he was medically cleared to play 30 minutes, and it ended up being a good move thanks to the good work from Andre and the medical team. It helped get the result we wanted.”
Swansea join AFC Bournemouth, Brentford FC and Barnsley in the play-offs. The four sides will battle it out for a spot in the Premier League next season.
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