Swansea City manager tips Jordan Ayew to excel in Everton clash


The issue, however, has been the consistency of said clicking this season - hence why they now sit in the middle of the table.

"I want to say something to the Swansea fans, we need to play with twelve players on Saturday", said the 52-year-old at the start of his pre-match press conference.

The draw was only good enough for the Welsh side to drop down into 17th, five points clear of the bottom three. Described this week by his manager as a "beautiful flower", Ayew will hope to get straight back amongst the goals after serving his 3-game suspension for a straight red card against Huddersfield.

'Although the first 10-15 minutes was hard, I grew into the game and the boys produced a great performance, ' Ayew said after his terrific 71st-minute strike cancelled out Kyle Naughton's own goal just before half-time. He asked me where my best position was and everything is OK now. A poor season had left many supporters fearful of his inclusion in the team, however, he proved himself one of the Toffees best players.

Everton will also come into the game in a confident mood after holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Goodison Park last weekend and they could have even went on to win the game.

And the travelling fans rounded on Allardyce both at half-time and when he replaced winger Yannick Bolasie with central defender Ramiro Funes Mori in the final quarter.

"We were happy to get a goal ahead after riding out some early pressure but we could not withstand it in the second half".

"If you look at their home record and the teams they have beaten on their own ground we were more than aware of the challenge in front of us".

"It's not the best performance but it moves us on".