Swansea City's Danny Graham can be our 20-goal man, insists Michael Laudrup
MICHAEL Laudrup is backing Danny Graham to push for 20 Premier League goals this season.
But the Swansea City manager admits he cannot say for certain whether Scott Sinclair will play alongside Graham amid speculation linking the winger with Manchester City.
Graham made it six goals in five pre-season appearances with a double strike in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Stuttgart.
Sinclair, meantime, made his first appearance in this summer's warm-up games having been away on Olympic duty.
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"I think every day the connections in the squad with the new players are getting better," Laudrup said.
"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."
Laudrup looks like fielding Graham alongside Nathan Dyer and Sinclair in his front three at Queens Park Rangers next weekend.
Wayne Routledge is the other contender to start at Loftus Road, and it could be that the Sinclair situation forces Laudrup's hand.
Swansea say they have received no bid as yet from City for the former Chelsea winger, but there is understood to be genuine interest.
"I have just had a little chat with Scott and I will talk to him again in the next few days," Laudrup added.
"He has one more year on his contract so he is our player.
"But as I said with Joe (Allen), I think you have to remember that what the player thinks is the most important thing.
"I really don't know whether Manchester City want Scott. I don't know if there has been a real offer — I have only read the papers like everyone else."
Laudrup's only injury concern ahead of QPR is club skipper Garry Monk, who hopes to return to training tomorrow after a back problem.
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