Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has showered praises on Andre Ayew and his attacking partners after their fine display in the win over Middlesbrough.
Cooper’s attackers were in devastating form as they put in a shift to pick up the maximum points yesterday.
Rhian Brewster struck twice and Andre Ayew added a penalty as the Swans restarted their season with a 3-0 win at the Riverside Stadium.
Speaking after the match Steve Cooper was pleased with the attacking threat his side carried as Swansea City eased to victory at Middlesbrough.
“To win 3-0 away from home is a fantastic result at any time of the season, never mind having not played for as many months as we have and having little preparation to get ready for the game,” Cooper said after the game, as reported by his club’s official website.
“Rhian looked a real threat, got his two goals and he’s disappointed he didn’t have three,” said the Swans boss. He’s a really good player, but we are a team that likes to play as a team.
“I thought Aldo was equally a threat down the right-hand side in the first half, and Andre was doing what he does week in and week out.
“I thought Conor Gallagher did brilliantly – winning the penalty getting in the box – and the midfield players were also getting high up the pitch.
“Rhian obviously will get some headlines because he got a brace but it’s as a consequence of the team playing the way we want to play.”
Ayew has now taken his league tally to 12 goals in 35 appearances.
The 30-year-old will hope to continue his fine form when the Jack Army host Luton Town in their next game on Saturday.