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Wilfried Bony and Michu can thrive together at Swansea City, says Angel Rangel

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

Angel Rangel has backed both Wilfried Bony and Michu to shine.

Angel Rangel has backed both Wilfried Bony and Michu to shine.

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ANGEL Rangel reckons Michu and Wilfried Bony can shine alongside each other at Swansea City — because neither player has a big ego.

Michu, last season's 22-goal leading scorer at the Liberty, and Bony, who tops the charts in SA1 this term with 20 strikes so far, have started only a handful of games together.

Michael Laudrup seemed reluctant to play the pair of them in the early months of the campaign.

And by the time Bony had established himself as a first-team regular, Michu was out with the ankle problem which kept him sidelined for three months.

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Now Michu is fit again — and Garry Monk has picked him to play behind Bony in Swansea's last two league games.

Swansea have picked up four points from those two outings, against Arsenal and Norwich, and Rangel believes the signs are there that the two goalscorers can thrive together.

"It's great for the team to have Michu back," Rangel said.

"He scored 20-odd goals last season and now he is getting back to his sharpest, to his best.

"He needs game-time for that. Probably his first game (as a substitute at Everton) wasn't as good as he is showing now, but we know what Michu's capable of.

"With him and Bony up front, it gives us more options — they are linking up better and that's a boost for the team. At this stage it is what we needed.

"They are both top players, both can provide so many goals, and that's important for the team.

"In training they try to play with each other and every day they are getting more confidence with each other.

"When you ask two top players to play together sometimes there can be a problem, but here at Swansea we are lucky that both are very humble.

"They work hard for each other and try to create chances for each other.

"Both of them did well against Norwich and I think Michu will get better and better."

Michu is again likely to start in behind Bony when Swansea bid to make it three games unbeaten at Hull this weekend.

And Rangel says Monk's men head for Humberside looking up the league rather than down after the Norwich triumph.

"We can face the Hull game with more relief. We can't relax because we are not safe, but we can go there with more confidence, play a bit of football and hopefully get something out of the game," the right-back added.

"We know we are not mathematically safe yet, and we have to get there first. But we also still have a chance of top ten.

"We want to keep fighting until the end and see how high we can go."

Gareth Vincent

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  • Hadoken833828  |  April 03 2014, 11:05AM

    Yeah it would be nice to see what these two can do together if we can keep them. It did not work out as planned this year because BONY missed pre season and michu was injured, I think these two would be dynamite when in form and having more game time together. I think we'll get a glimpse of that in the last 3-4 games of the season.

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