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Andre Ayew named Swansea City vice captain

By Vincent Ashitey
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Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has named Black Stars winger Andre Ayew as the vice-captain of the club.

Midfielder Matt Grimes was confirmed as Swans skipper in the summer, and head coach Cooper has now revealed Ayew is his deputy.

The manager praised Andre who doubles as the skipper for Ghana for his leadership qualities. 

Andre is a senior figure and a very positive influence around the group,” said Cooper.

“We are very lucky, we have players like Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Kyle Naughton too.

“We know there is a bit of a status to being captain or vice-captain, but we do have senior figures in the squad.

“Andre has got the attributes to lead, and he does it well through good and bad moments and long may that continue.

“It’s good for Matt as well to have players like Andre, Wayne and Nathan around him.

“Matt has thrived in the role, there is no doubt about it. But I know he is open-minded enough to seek advice and I know those boys will give it to him in a constructive and helpful manner.

“Andre is a good role model and leader, I think there is a good culture here everyone helps each other but pushes each other. That’s a good thing.

Andre Ayew has been in a fantastic form for Swansea City in Skybet Championship after returning from his loan spell at Fenerbache in the summer.

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