Bob Bradley: Home form is key for Swansea City
19th October 2016
Bob Bradley wants his players to feel the "pride and power" of their fans when Swansea City go in search of victory against Watford this weekend.
Bradley takes charge of his first Swans home game when the Hornets visit on Saturday.
And as well as being a grand occasion for the new manager, the match is a big one for his team.
The Swans have taken just one point from seven Premier League fixtures since their opening-day win at Burnley.
There have been three top-flight defeats - plus a draw with Chelsea - at the Liberty Stadium, and Bradley admits his side must do better on their own patch as they bid to climb the table.
"Home form is vital," he said.
"We have got to take points at home. We have got to feel the pride and the power of the home supporters and we have to give them something back in return.
"We need to make our loyal supporters see the football and the results they want to see."
The first game of the Bradley era ended in defeat at Arsenal last weekend.
But there were encouraging signs at the Emirates, where the Swans played some good football at times and also showed character to fight back from 2-0 and 3-1 down.
And Bradley says the desire to do well is the very least he will demand from his team in every game they play.
"We have to make sure the pure commitment of the players is something the supporters can always be proud of," he added.
"When people get to know me, they will see that my idea is to make sure the fans are proud of what they see on the field every single week.
"I want them to be excited to watch our football and see that the players are giving everything for the club and for them."
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