Swansea City's Danny Graham: Give us a chance
DANNY Graham hopes Michael Laudrup can find room for both him and top scorer Michu in the Swansea City side.
Graham scored only his second Premier League goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 victory at Fulham, in what was just his second start since October 6.
The former Watford man's future at the Liberty has been in doubt after losing his place in the team to Michu, who has switched from midfield to attack and claimed 14 goals in all competitions since signing from Rayo Vallecano in the summer.
Michu missed the trip to Craven Cottage with an ankle injury and, although Graham deputised effectively, the Swans' leading marksman is expected to return to the side for tomorrow's home clash against Aston Villa.
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"I don't think I can keep him out of the team — he's done that well," said Graham.
"I'd definitely like to get a few more games with him and play with him.
"He's come in as an attacking midfielder but done a job up front.
"If I get the chance to have a run in the team with Michu I'm sure we could go on and score a lot of goals at the back end of the season.
"But first and foremost it's about the team. It's not about me not playing or how well Michu's done — it's down to the group of boys in there who just want to do their best for Swansea City."
Graham is one of several players Laudrup plans to hold talks with next month, with the manager hinting that a few squad members could be allowed to leave.
Last season's top scorer gave a timely reminder of his ability with an agile volley for Swansea's first goal in the win over Fulham, and he hopes the strike will help convince Laudrup to keep him at the Liberty.
"I'm not the only one out of the team. There are a number of boys who don't travel who were superb for us last season," Graham added.
"I'm sure the gaffer will explain what he wants from us in January.
"I've always said I'm happy at the club so, if the gaffer wants me here and part of his plans, there won't be any reason to leave."