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Eder targeting first Swansea goal after debut against Bournemouth

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The striker was keen to highlight the positives from the draw with Bournemouth.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Swansea striker Eder says he is targeting his first goal for the club after making his debut.

The striker was signed in the summer from Portuguese side Braga, but has so far failed to supplant Bafetimbi Gomis in the side.

He was given the chance against the Cherries though, with the Frenchman struggling for goals of late, but was unable to get a goal on his debut.

And he says he was happy to get his first start, targeting that first goal as soon as possible.

“I was happy to get my first Premier League start,” he told swanseacity.net.

“I hope to continue to work hard to play more games this season and get my first goal for the club. I will get into the rhythm with the more games I play and I will continue to work hard for that.”

The striker has also urged the side to stay positive, with the pressure mounting at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans started the season in fine fashion with a number of impressive displays, but have gone off the boil over the last month or so to slide down the table.

That has put the pressure firmly on manager Garry Monk, who has had to deal with reports he could be set for the sack.

The 2-2 draw with newly promoted Bournemouth will not have eased that pressure, but Eder says it was a positive that they came from 2-0 down to secure a point.

“It is positive that we have come back to earn a point,” he added.

“It was a difficult game for us but we showed our character to get back into the game. From here we have to stay positive and continue to work hard ahead of net weekend’s game at Liverpool.”

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