Andre Ayew believes time can be a big factor after Swansea City sealed their spot in the Championship play-offs.
Ayew came off the bench to play a big part in both goals as the Swans confirmed their place in the play-offs following a 2-2 draw at Reading – a result that ended the Royals’ hopes of a top-six finish.
The Ghanaian, who missed the previous game against QPR due to a hamstring injury, played a key role in the equaliser before slotting the Swans ahead with his 16th goal of the season.
Despite a late leveller from the Royals, Steve Cooper saw his side seal their play-off spot in his 100th game in charge.
The Swans still have two games to play – against Derby and already-promoted Watford – before the two-legged semi-final stage.
And Ayew believes that gives the Swans a big opportunity to prepare properly as they look to better last season’s finish of bowing out in the play-off semi-finals, having had just a few days to prepare for that stage last term.
“I am very happy we are in the play-offs,” said Ayew. “That was the objective at the start of the season, and we need to keep going and get ready for the play-offs.
“There is a chance to build momentum and finish higher in the table. We will keep going.
“It’s great to be in the play-offs a few weeks before because we can really get ready for what’s coming. We need to use that to our advantage.”