Swansea coach hopeful that 'frustrated' Wilfried Bony will fire

Swansea coach hopeful that 'frustrated' Wilfried Bony will fire
Wilfried Bony

by Bertin Basson

Friday Nov 17, 2017. 14:00

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement is hopeful that Ivorian forward Wilfried Bony will find his scoring boots, with the Ivorian having struggled for fitness on his return to the Liberty Stadium.

Bony, 28, re-joined the Swans from Manchester City at the start of the season, but has yet to rattle the back of the net having struggled with injury.

Due to a hamstring injury suffered against West Ham United in September, Bony has been limited to a mere five appearances across all competitions as he tries to re-ignite what was a blossoming career.

"It is really important to have Wilfried back because he brings a lot of good energy and senior leadership to the group, which is important in difficult times," Clement told Wales Online.

"He’s really frustrated. He wanted to come back here after the way he scored goals before he left and to carry that on for Swansea.

"But it didn’t happen that way because of what happened in between. There was the frustration of the initial injury and the second injury he picked up was from de-conditioning and a lack of football.

Clement continued: "Now we need to get it right. We don’t want to make an error and set him back again, but we want him involved as soon as possible.

"We want him out on the pitch. He hasn't been out there anywhere near as much as we would have liked so we've got to get it right this time."

Swansea return to English Premier League action away to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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