Leon Britton: Press to impress new Swansea City manager Bob Bradley
14th October 2016
Leon Britton revealed Swansea City will press to impress new manager Bob Bradley.
The Swans head to Arsenal on Saturday as Bradley takes in his first game in charge, with the 58-year-old becoming the first American to manage in Europe's top leagues.
And Britton revealed the squad have been doing their best to earn their place in Bradley's plans.
"Since Bob has come in training has been very good and organised," said the Swans' club captain.
"He communicates very well and he has got his ideas across on the training pitch.
"He is very enthusiastic and is hands on - he wants to get involved and hold the training sessions himself.
"For the players it is about adjusting to the new manager and what he wants from us.
"The big thing he has re-installed into the team is the pressing style.
"He wants us to be on the front foot and not give players time on the ball.
"With Swansea over the years, people have talked about our passing style but being aggressive off the ball is also mightily important."
The Swans go into the game above the dropzone only via goal difference, but Britton revealed the mood has been bright amongst the squad for their trip to North London.
"The atmosphere around the training ground has been very good," he added.
"No one is down in the dumps considering where we are in the table - everyone is determined to work for each other and help the club rise up the Premier League.
"Spirits are high, but let's turn the high spirits into points."
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