Barrow: Swans are showing positive signs
17th October 2016
Modou Barrow believes the old Swansea City are on the way back under new boss Bob Bradley.
The Bradley era began with a defeat to high-flying Arsenal on Saturday as the Swans were beaten 3-2 at the Emirates.
But the Swans manager reckoned there were plenty of encouraging signs on display in North London.
And Barrow is taking great heart from a spirited performance which left Arsenal hanging on in the closing stages.
"I am pleased that we played well as a team," the wideman said.
"We showed positive signs and the level of performance is starting to get to where we need it to be.
"Everybody stood up and did well on Saturday. It's good for the manager, it's good for all the staff and it's good for the players.
"We lost the game and of course we didn't want that. We wanted to get something after the work in training we did the previous week.
"But there were good signs. We looked more like we have in past seasons, where we played good football and attacked well.
"We scored twice which we haven't done for a while, so there are positives going into Watford next weekend."
Not for the first time this season, Barrow was one of the Swans' brightest sparks going forward on Saturday.
The Gambian international gave Nacho Monreal problems throughout the contest, and claimed a fine assist when he skated past the Arsenal left-back before laying on Borja's first Swans goal.
Barrow was forced off late on with an ankle problem, but hopes to be fit to feature when Bradley's men return to action against Watford next Saturday.
"I have been having treatment on my ankle for a while," Barrow explained.
"It felt much better on Saturday, but I got a kick in the same place during the game.
"I tried to continue but I got some cramp as well. I tried to be positive and work for the team until the end, but in the last few minutes I could not do that.
"But I am just trying to work hard every day, and pushing myself every day to do well."