Swansea City manager Steve Cooper is delighted by the eager competitors for locations in his set-up as Andre Ayew and colleagues fight it out in the club’s mission for Premier League promotion.

The Wales-based outfit is on course to make a return to the elite division for the very first time given that 2018 as they currently sit 3rd in the Champion table.

On Saturday, Ayew, Swansea’s 2nd leading scorer in all competitions so far this season, was left on the bench as the Jack Army handed Nottingham Forest a 5-1 knocking in the FA Cup.

” I think any of the young boys not in the starting line-up or not in the squad, they are always fighting,” said Cooper ahead of Wednesday’s league tie with Brentford, as reported by his club’s official site.

” It’s the very same for the young boys in the group and the team, they are combating to remain in there.

” It’s not simply in the forward positions, where we have signed Jordan [Morris], we have a number of great players that, if they are not beginning in one game, are more than capable of starting and being associated with the next one.

” You simply look at the weekend with Wayne Routledge and Liam Cullen played, and we also have Andre and Jamal [Lowe] in addition to Jordan.

” We have options, and I think that is healthy, especially with this schedule as you are probably going to require more than the normal-sized core of gamers.

” The more strength in depth we can have the better, competitors for places is a good idea and we feel we have that in a variety of positions.”

Ayew has actually been amongst Swansea’s finest entertainers this season, having registered 8 goals in the Premier League.

He is continuing his exploits from last term when he ended up as the club’s top scorer after signing up 15 objectives in 44 Champion getaways.

The 31-year-old will intend to continue his exploits in the league clash with Brentford on Wednesday. He has actually so far made 23 league looks for Swansea, starting in all however one of the games.