Michael Laudrup was thrilled with the Swansea City debut of Ki Sung-yueng in their Capital One Cup win over Barnsley last night.

The South Korean midfielder made his Swans bow as they won 3-1 and the manager was impressed by how he performed alongside two players he doesn't know very well at all.

"I thought he did quite well and it was obviously very difficult for him," Laudrup said.

"He has only been here in training for a couple of days and we had to wait until 2.30pm so we could have the go-ahead that he could play.

"It was difficult as we had Jonathan de Guzman and Kemy Agustien in the midfield three with him, and those three players have never played together before.

"Once you get to know each other things will start to move more fluidly and he needs to be given more time."

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