Barrow goes under the spotlight in Jack Mag
20th November 2015
Modou Barrow takes centre-stage in Saturday's Jack Magazine as he discusses his remarkable journey to becoming Gambia's first Barclays Premier League football player.
As the Swans host Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm), Barrow speaks to the official matchday magazine about growing up in Gambia, progressing through the football ranks in Sweden and his inspirational mother.
"If my mum was here now, she would not be surprised that I am playing in the Premier League," reflects Barrow, who tragically lost his devoted mother to illness when he was just 11 years-of-age. "She always knew I would make it.
"I wouldn't have achieved what I have without her - my mum supported me a lot.
"Every time she had her last bit of money left for the family, she would buy boots for me so that I could train and enjoy playing with my friends.
"I just want to make her proud. Before I go out onto the pitch I pray that she will be with me when I'm playing. I know she's watching over me, so I take confidence from that."
Elsewhere in Saturday's matchday magazine, we get to know a little bit more about Swans starlet Liam Shephard in our Under-21s feature, while U18s midfielder Tom Dyson talks to Jack Magazine about how a drop in confidence and a break from football helped rejuvenate his passion for playing for Swansea City.
Meanwhile, former Bournemouth and Swans goalkeeper Peter Guthrie discusses his time at both clubs, journalist Tom Latchem takes centre-stage in 'A Famous Face', and Ki Sung-Yueng features in 'Six of the Best'.
And if that wasn't enough for you, we have plenty more insightful and entertaining features to whet your appetite right up until kick-off!
Jack Magazine is available for just £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.
It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.