Laudrup tips Graham for big season at Swansea

The new boss at the Liberty Stadium has backed his striker to score up to 20 goals in the Premier League this campaign as he is pleased with the bonds in his revamped squad
New Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has tipped Danny Grahamto have a prolific season after an impressive pre-season run of six goals in five appearances for the club.

The forward's brace in Saturday's 3-3 draw at home against Stuttgart saw Laudrup's side with a heap of fresh faces as new signings such as Jonathan de Guzman, Chico Flores, and attacking midfielder Michu made a significant impact.

The former Denmark international has also been remarkably pleased with the link-up that his team has shown together during the summer and believes they will continue that form for their opener away at Loftus Road against Queens Park Rangers.

"I think every day the connections in the squad with the new players are getting better," Laudrup told the South Wales Evening Post.

"Look at Danny Graham and Michu - I think we can expect a lot from them this season.

"I don't know what Danny's record is, but I think that if he keeps fit, he could score between 15 and 20 goals in the Premier League."

Michu had an impressive season in La Liga last year where he scored 17 goals for Rayo Vallecano. The playmaker will look to uphold his performance and impress in his competitive debut for his new manager.