Russell Martin dedicates Barnsley win to Frank Burrows

24th November 2021
First team

Head coach Russell Martin dedicated Swansea City’s win at Barnsley to former boss Frank Burrows, who has sadly passed away at the age of 77.

Scotsman Burrows had a four-year stint in charge of the Swans between 1991 and 1995, leading them to the play-offs in 1993 and a first appearance at Wembley in 1994 as they beat Huddersfield in the Autoglass Trophy final.

And the current Swans boss paid a warm tribute to one of his predecessors after seeing goals from Olivier Ntcham and Jamie Paterson seal a 2-0 win at Oakwell.

“I am pleased because we had nearly 400 fans here on a cold night in Barnsley, and it has been a sad day for the football club with Frank Burrows passing away,” he said.

“We heard that earlier, Matt Gill (Swansea’s technical development coach) took the call from Jimmy Gilligan, who had played under Frank.

“He spoke about what a brilliant manager he was, and first and foremost what a brilliant guy he was.

“So it was important to mark that with a victory away from home, to give the fans something to think about and to try and give everyone something to smile about on a sad day.”