Ghanaian international Andre Ayew will not be involved in Swansea’s last two Championship games against Derby County and Watford as manager Steve Cooper seeks to protect him from aggravating an injury.
The Welsh club has already qualified for the play off and Cooper wants to keep his talisman safe so that he can be fit and ready for the final hurdle to secure EPL promotion.
“Ayew has suffered a slight setback, it isnothing too serious and he won’t be in doubt for the play-off games,” Cooper told BBC Radio Wales Sport in relations to Ayew’s knock against Reading over the weekend.
“There’s a few others who have been nursing over use injuries and wear an tear if you like – there just hasn’t been any let up. It’s been heavy.
“Don’t get me wrong, we’re not working for the NHS or digging up roads, It’s not the worst life in the world but in our domain it’s been a really, really heavy schedule.
“And that’s why I think the players deserve a lot of credit. We haven’t got the biggest squad and we’ve been light in some positions throughout the season but we haven’t let it affect us.
“We have a way of working we believe in it, we don’t change particularly when things are not going well and we believe that will get us to where we want to be.
“We’re still on course I guess and hopefully we can get the last bit right.” Cooper added.
Ayew has been by far Swansea’s best player so far this season netting 16 goals in 42 Championship games.