Football - Graham hoping to form Michu partnership

Danny Graham wants to be Michu's regular strike partner again after admitting Swansea's free-scoring Spaniard has to play every week.

PA Sport

Graham celebrated his recall on Saturday with his first Barclays Premier League goal for almost four months in the 2-1 victory at Fulham.

The club's top scorer last season started this term alongside summer signing Michu, who has been a revelation with 14 goals in his debut campaign in English football.

The pair initially seemed to hit it off, scoring five times between them in Swansea's first three league matches.

But a run of one point from the next four games saw manager Michael Laudrup break up the partnership, with Graham the man to make way.

He and Michu have started only once together since and Graham knows the Spaniard will be back in by right once he recovers from the knee injury that sidelined him on Saturday.

"I don't think I can keep him out of the team - he's done that well!" Graham said. "I'd definitely like to get a few more games with him and play with him.

"He's come in as an attacking midfielder but done a job up front.

"If I get the chance to have a run in the team with Michu, I'm sure we could go on and score a lot of goals at the back end of the season.

"But, first and foremost, it's about the team. It's not about me not playing or how well Michu's done - it's down to the group of boys in there who just want to do their best for Swansea City Football Club."

View comments (1)