Swansea vice-captain Andre Ayew begs fans to level criticism at senior players

Published on: 14 February 2020

Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew has pleaded with Swansea City fans to aim any criticism at senior players rather than the youngsters in the team.

The Swans were booed off by sections of the home crowd following a goalless draw against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday in English Championship at the Liberty Stadium.

The 30-year-old lasted the entire duration of the game as the Welsh side failed to make home advantage count.

The result leaves them on 9th on the league table with 47 points after 32 matches played so far.

The Swans have had a poor run of form in their last couple of games after losing 3-2 at home to Derby County at the weekend.

"We need the fans to help the boys, to help them build their confidence," Swansea's top scorer said.

"The only thing I can say as one of the senior players is that we have a lot of young players in the squad.

"They need to be encouraged and pushed. They are going to make mistakes - some are learning and for some it's a first season in the Championship - so we need to help them.

"We have a few guys who are 19, 20. We will be there to help them - me, Wayne (Routledge) etc.

"We are the ones who take more responsibility. I think if the fans are angry, they should look at us more than the younger ones."

Swansea City will face Hull City in their next league game as they look to bounce back to winning ways and boost their chances for qualifying for the final play-off.