Swansea City hope Luke Moore will be lifted ahead of West Brom return
MICHAEL Laudrup hopes Luke Moore will be rejuvenated by the goal which saw off Newcastle.
Moore netted his first Premier League strike in a year to see off the Toon last weekend after coming off the bench.
It was the forward's 11th league substitute appearance under Laudrup — but he has managed only one top-flight start this season.
Swansea have fingers crossed that Moore's confidence will be boosted by his winner weekend.
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And it could be that the former West Brom striker gets further chances to impress before the end of the season.
"That goal was important for the team, but it was perhaps even more important for Luke to score in an important game," Laudrup said.
"It was disappointing for him and for the other players who were not involved at Wembley, but it is my job to pick the team and I cannot pick more than 11 unfortunately.
"Luke, just like the other players, has to grab a chance when it comes, and he did that against Newcastle."
Moore has shown glimpses of his undoubted talent since joining Swansea in January 2011, but he has never truly nailed down a starting place at the Liberty.
And there is a feeling that a player who was rated alongside Wayne Rooney in his younger days is yet to fulfil his potential.
"I have only seen him this season. I have seen him in training and some games he has played and he is a good finisher inside the box," Laudrup added.
"I don't think it would be fair for me to talk about Luke's whole career when I have only known him for eight months."