The winger signed on loan from Swansea City for the rest of the season yesterday and Freedman has explained why he feels it’s a great deal for the club.
“He’s mobile, he’s quick, he’s got great balance, a wonderful left foot and he can take a goal,” said Freedman.
“He won’t be the star of the show – he’ll need to make sure he works hard for the team. And he seems to gel with that kind of attitude.”
The move is a great opportunity for the wide man but Freedman is right to warn him that he won’t walk straight into the first team.
He can provide cover and have a big impact in important games over the rest of the season, but he has to earn that right.
Forest have done extremely well since Freedman came in as manager and the side is playing well.
At the moment there is no reason for him to make massive changes to what is proving to be a successful side.
If Freedman feels one of the wings needs freshening, he can slot Barrow into the side but it’s not an opportunity which is going to be handed to him on a plate.
The player has a great chance to play for a great club and to use the loan move as a chance to show Garry Monk that he can have a big future at Swansea.
What better way for him to do that than excel in the side and to produce good performances, which setup a possible top six finish.