Swansea City: Bob Bradley wants Spanish pair to emulate Wilfried Bony

Bob Bradley
Bob Bradley will be in charge of Swansea for the third time when his side face Stoke City on Monday

Bob Bradley hopes his Spanish strikers can deliver the goals Swansea City need to climb the Premier League table.

Bradley wants Borja and Fernando Llorente to fill the void left by Wilfried Bony as the Swans face their former striker at Stoke on Monday.

Bony scored 27 goals in his first full season for the Swans before a £28m sale to the Etihad Stadium in January 2015. He joined Stoke on loan in August.

"I am hoping we have dangerous players," Bradley said.

Bradley is confident his Spanish duo can deliver the goals as the American chases a first Swansea victory in his third game in charge.

Asked whether the current squad included a player who could be as prolific as Bony was for the Swans, Bradley said: ''Its too early for me to give you a good answer on that one.

''I certainly am hopeful that with Fernando and Borja we have players with enough talent that we can work with them in the right way and we can turn them into big goalscorers for our team.''

Wilfried Bony
Former Swansea City favourite Wilfried Bony is on loan at Stoke City until the end of the season

Borja, a £15m club record summer signing from Atletico Madrid, netted in the Swans' 3-2 defeat at Arsenal.

World Cup winner Llorente, who also has one Premier League goal, added presence as a substitute in last weekend's goalless draw at home to Watford.

Bradley added: ''Borja was an important signing for the club. He is still adjusting to a new club and a new league.

''Fernando has had a little bit of an injury so we have not been able, since I arrived, to get everything out of him."

As Bradley approaches his third game at the helm, having replaced Francesco Guidolin, the former USA coach feels his side are edging closer to a first win under his command.

"The bounce is talked about and you have to make it happen. I will be excited when we get that first win. I'll be pleased for the players - I see the way they work every day," he said.

Fernando Llorente
Fernando Llorente has also played for Athletic Bilbao, Juventus and Sevilla

''We talked a lot about confidence I think they need the reinforcement. It could have happened last week - the Emirates was a game where more than anything we had the chance of a point.

"I am not certain we were in a great position to take three.

''Coming off the field against Watford I think we felt it was more there for us. When it does not happen that day you remember the feeling, you look at some of the positives. That's what we have looked at this week.''

The Swans are again likely to be without Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero for the trip to the Potteries, though he has returned to training after a calf injury.

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