(Reuters) - Swansea City manager Paul Clement is keen to make the most of the pre-season training of his Premier League club, which began on Monday.
Clement had no time for preparation last season as he joined Swansea in January with the club languishing at the bottom of the league table. He led them to four wins in their last five matches to secure a 15th placed finish.
“It’s the start of five weeks of vital preparation time - something I didn’t have when I first arrived at the club in January,” Clement was cited as saying on the club’s website.
“We finished the season playing really well,” Clement added.
“Now we must look to take that momentum into the new campaign.”
Swansea face League Two side Barnet in their first pre-season match on July 12.
Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky