Wilfried Bony sets pre-season aim


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Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony insists he is making good progress with his injury and is hoping to be back with the squad in pre-season.

The former Manchester City and Stoke forward ruptured his cruciate ligament against Leicester City during the 1-1 draw back on February 3.

He was ruled out for the season much to the disappointment of the club’s fans but Bony is feeling optimistic about the future.

The Ivory Coast international had only scored two goals in 15 appearances for the Swans before his injury but he insists a pre-season return is now a possibility.

“I am feeling better,” Bony told the club’s website. “I am almost six weeks on now from the operation and things are going well.

The doctors have told me that I am recovering fast and I could be back for pre-season, so that is my target.

“Mentally, I am feeling very strong. I am encouraging my team mates, trying to motivate them and make them laugh. This is the best way to be.

“Everybody is trying everything to stay up. The manager has given the players a lot of motivation — he has lifted everyone.

“We are happier with our position now but we want more than that – we want to be secure.”

Swansea next face a trip to second-placed Manchester United on Saturday.

United are 1.22 to win, with the draw 6.00, while Swansea are priced at 15.00 to grab all three points.

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