Swansea City manager Steve Cooper was full of praise for ‘super-sub’ Andre Ayew who inspired a comeback victory against Northampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.

The Swans went 1-0 down as Matt Warburton gave the League Two side a shock lead just after the hour mark in the first round encounter at the Liberty Stadium.

But Ayew climbed off the bench to make his first appearance for the club since May 2018 and scored twice - with George Byers also netting - as Swansea booked their place in the second round.

"30 minutes, two goals, highly motivated and a good work ethic, it was good," admitted Cooper.

"That's exactly what we know he can do.

"He's come back into the club after the international break in very good condition, he looks extremely motivated in training and tonight was about giving him the right amount of minutes to help him get right back up to the fitness levels to play in the league campaign.

"A positive night in a number of ways with his inclusion."

The Welsh club will face Cambridge United in the second round on August 25.