Barrow aiming to reach new heights

28th May

Modou Barrow is aiming to reach even greater heights next season after an impressive debut campaign at Swansea City.

Following his move from Swedish outfit Ostersunds FK last summer, Barrow has made 13 appearances for the Swans this season, scoring his first goal for the club in the 6-2 FA Cup third-round win over Tranmere Rovers.

The flying winger made his debut in the 2-1 home win over Arsenal before enjoying a loan stint with Championship side Nottingham Forest in March.

And Barrow, who was rewarded for his promising start to life at the Liberty with a new four-year contract in January, insists he can go from strength-to-strength next season.

"I am very happy with my first season," said the 22-year-old. "I'm proud of the team this season. Everyone has worked really hard, and the gaffer is always pushing me in training. 

"I came from Sweden to England, where the level is totally different and I've learned a lot. 

"I believe next season will be even better for me because I now know how to play against defenders in this league."

Meanwhile, Barrow has recently opted to represent Gambia at senior international level after deliberating between the country he was born and Sweden, where the flying winger spent much of his childhood.

"I decided to play for Gambia because I have so much family from there," said Barrow. "The people are always supporting me and are proud of me, so I want to give something back.

"Sweden did a lot for me for my career. I lived there since I was young. Sweden is like a home for me like Gambia, but you have to do what you have to do."