Graham backed for big season

Laudrup pleased with connections and tips striker for 20 goals

Danny Graham: Tipped to take his pre-season form into the Premier League

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Michael Laudrup believes Danny Graham is capable of scoring 20 goals in the Premier League this season and is excited about the striker's flourishing partnership with Michu.

There have been changes to the Swansea squad since Laudrup took charge, with the likes of Chico Flores, Jonathan de Guzman and Spanish playmaker Michu coming in to increase competition.

Laudrup has been pleased with how his new-look team is progressing in pre-season, with Graham in particularly prolific form.

The 26-year-old took his tally to six goals in five appearances with a double in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Stuttgart, and Laudrup fully expects him to take that confidence into the new Premier League campaign.

"I think every day the connections in the squad with the new players are getting better," Laudrup said in the South Wales Evening Post.

"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."