Wednesday Nov 30, 2016. 11:55
The departure of Andre Ayew from Swansea has left a major hole in the Welsh side, according to manager Bob Bradley.
The American, who took over the Swans earlier this season and oversaw his first Premier League victory in charge of the club this past weekend, has acknowledged that Ayew and Ashley Williams are badly missed.
Williams was a key central defender who was sold to Everton, while Ayew was bought by West Ham United for a record fee after scoring 12 goals in his first Premier League campaign.
“All Swansea supporters know that they [Ayew and Williams] were important players last year,” Bradley told BBC Radio 5 live.
“When players like that leave, not only do you lose the talent they had on the field, but both of those players were strong figures in the dressing room.”
Despite their 5-4 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, Swansea are placed firmly in the relegation zone.