Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin is pleased with his side’s pre-season progress despite their 2-0 defeat to Richmond on Saturday.
The Swans were defeated by the United Soccer League side in what was their final match of their US tour, after they previously beat Charlotte Independence 4-0 on Thursday.
The Welsh club will now head back to Britain for further friendly matches against the likes of Bristol Rovers and Swindon, and Guidolin believes the trip to America was a worthwhile way for the team to start the new campaign, despite their indifferent results.
“It has been a good trip for us,” he said. “We have worked well. It’s a good country and the weather is good – maybe a little bit too hot! The players have built up their fitness and the most important thing is that we haven’t picked up any injuries.”
Swansea will soon be boosted by the return of first-team players Lukasz Fabianski, Neil Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jefferson Montero, Gylfi Sigurdsson and skipper Ashley Williams, who were all granted more time off after representing their respective countries during the summer.
Guidolin’s men will kick-off the new Premier League campaign when they travel to Turf Moor to take on newly promoted Burnley on August 13.