Swansea City: Bafetimbi Gomis 'will fly', says boss Garry Monk

Bafetimbi Gomis in action for Swansea against Sunderland
Bafetimbi Gomis has scored four times for Swansea in the 2014-15 season.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk believes striker Bafetimbi Gomis is "trying too hard" but expects him to thrive once he breaks his goal drought.

Gomis, 29, has not scored since January's FA Cup victory at Tranmere, while his only Premier League goal came in November's victory against Arsenal.

Gomis joined Swansea from Lyon last summer and has scored four goals in 26 appearances in all competitions.

"Once he gets that first goal he will fly," said Monk.

"Every striker needs it. Bafe's working well and I'm sure that goal will come soon."

Gomis had spent much of the campaign as second choice to Wilfried Bony, before the Ivorian moved to Manchester City for £28m in January.

Gomis raised doubts about his Swansea future when he suggested in a French television interview that he wanted to leave because of his lack of game time.

Crystal Palace and West Ham were among the clubs who showed an interest in Gomis, but he eventually decided to stay and pledged his commitment to the Swans on Twitter.

"Bafe's a quality striker. He's got all the attributes to do well," said Monk. "That first goal will come, I'm sure.

"I remember when Bony first came to the club, and obviously we had the likes of Michu before, and everyone was wondering whether Bony could do that.

"He went through seven, eight, nine games without really contributing a goal or anything like that and people questioned Bony at that point. So it shows you how quickly football can turn."

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