herald

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bradley wants a 'bounce' from his revived Swans

Swansea boss Bob Bradley
Swansea boss Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley admits he is looking for the new manager 'bounce' effect as he chases his first win as Swansea boss.

Bradley has to wait until after the weekend for his third game in charge with Swansea in Monday night action at Stoke.

The American has so far overseen a 3-2 defeat at Arsenal and a goalless home draw with Watford as Swansea have dropped to one place off the bottom of the Premier League.

But Bradley says he has detected signs of progress since succeeding Francesco Guidolin at the start of October.

"The responsibility of a manager in any club is to win games," Bradley said.

"The bounce is talked about and you have to make it happen. I'll be excited when we get that first win.

"I'll be pleased for the players because I see how they work every day.

"We talk a lot about confidence and they need that reinforcement.

"At the Emirates we had a chance for a point, but I'm not certain we put ourselves in a great position to take three.

"Coming off against Watford I felt that was more there for us."

Swansea produced a better second-half showing against Watford last weekend which almost produced their first victory since the opening day of the season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson had two big chances, striking the post on one occasion, and substitute Fernando Llorente also fired over from close range.

"I think players see progress," Bradley said. "They feel good about training. There was a sense after Watford that the all-round effort was stronger.

"Those things help, but we also know we have to continue to work to turn the positives into more points. The hope is that the work that's being put in will turn into results."

Promoted articles

Entertainment News