As the summer of uncertainty at Swansea goes on Gower was reacting with the players back in pre-season training about the constant links between Premier League clubs and the two seemingly want away players.
Scotland is a target for his former manager at Wigan whilst Bolton Wanderers have already been knocked back once with a bid for Bodde who is only just returning to fitness following six months out through injury.
And Gower believes that the time is now for decisions to be made and told the Western Mail If we can get them both on board then it will be fantastic
“But, like the manager said, he wants people committed and if they don’t want to be here maybe it’s better for them to go because I’m sure there will be plenty of other players who would jump at the chance to play for Swansea.
“The manager stressed to us he can improve us all and everyone’s here for a reason. But, although he knows everyone has got the quality, the main things he wants are commitment and desire, that we want to be here, we’re happy to be here and we want to give the club 100 per cent and that if you’ve got a problem with that to go and see him.
“He wants us to get better every day, but the main thing that came out of the meeting is that he wants committed players and people who want to play for the club and that’s good.
“The manager has got to sit down with them and show them what he wants to do and if they stay then it’s all well and good for us. They should listen to him first.
“Hopefully for us, he can persuade them to stay, and not just stay but be happy to stay.
“I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed to see Roberto go. I enjoyed working with him, but these things happen in football, you move on to the next stage,” added Gower.
“The new manager has come in and things have looked positive from the start. It looks like we are going to play football and that’s what the players want and what the fans want.
“The feeling around the camp is positive and very similar to what it was under Roberto.”