Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Clement: Bony Ready For Premier League Start

Clement: Bony Ready For Premier League Start

After watching his side win 2-0 at Reading on Tuesday to progress through to the last 16 of the EFL Cup, Swansea City boss Paul Clement believes that striker Wilfried Bony is now ready for his first Premier League start since his return.

Bony has made substitute appearances in the two League games so far, but after playing for the under-23s last week and 81 minutes at Reading, he's now building up match fitness ahead of Saturday's home game against Watford.

Clement told the official site:

'I think he is close, he lasted over 80 minutes in this game,'

'He had a really good chance in that second half when the ball came across the box and he couldn't direct it into the net.

'He is in good shape, he played 60 minutes for the under-23 team last week and now he has played 80 minutes in this game, so I think he is ready to start now in the Premier League.'

"He did well to last as long as he did. I was surprised. His fitness is good and he will be in contention for this weekend."

Wilfried Bony had a solid game at Reading on Tuesday night. It was difficult for him in the first half when Reading dominated spells of possession, but he almost scored in the second half but a defender did well to block his shot from close range following Ayew's cross from the right.

Paul Clement also adopted a 4-3-3 formation which included Luciano Narsingh playing a more central role, and he used his pace well to try and get on to balls over the top and in behind the defence. With Roque Mesa also impressing and showing his mixed-range passing ability, it's given Clement some food for thought ahead of Saturday's return to League action.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday September 20 2017
Time: 1:16PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Officials - Swansea v Manchester City (13/12/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Swansea City and Manchester City this Wednesday.

Transfer Window Funds Available If Swans Aren't 'Cut Adrift'

Wales Online are reporting that Paul Clement will be given 'significant' transfer funds in January if they're not 'cut adrift' in the relegation zone

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-0 West Brom

Rate the players' performances in the 1-0 home win against West Brom

Hardly Vintage Stuff But 3 Points is 3 Points

Swansea City relieved the growing pressure that they've put upon themselves this afternoon with a crucial 1-0 victory against West Brom at the Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony scored his second

Swansea City Archived Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
van der Hoorn2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

1.Phil W4
2.Dennis Downing2
Write for Vital Football