Garry Monk described Modou Barrow as 'fearless' earlier this season

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Swansea City manager Garry Monk was full of praise for Modou Barrow earlier this season.

In an interview with Wales Online earlier this season, Swansea City boss Garry Monk praised forward Modou Barrow - who of course joined Nottingham Forest on loan this week.

Barrow, 22, was superb in Swedish football for a host of teams before leaving Ostersunds for Swansea City last summer.

The Gambian-born forward can play out wide or up front, and was snapped up by Swansea as one for the future having hit 10 goals in 19 games for Ostersunds.

Surprisingly, Barrow has featured sparingly in the first team this season, making one start and seven substitute appearances as well as bagging his first goal in English football in the 6-2 FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers back in January.

Now though, Barrow has gone out on loan, joining Nottingham Forest until the end of the season as Dougie Freedman looks to make a late charge for the play-offs.

It's an exciting signing for Forest, and supporters may be interested to know what Barrow's Swansea boss Garry Monk thinks of him.

Speaking to Wales Online in November 2014, Monk described Barrow as 'fearless', and explained why he'd earned his place in the first team setup.

"He’s fearless and you often get that with young players. I want him to go out there, enjoy it and play with freedom," said Monk. "Obviously, he has a responsibility without the ball, but with the ball he can play with freedom. I think he’s shown that in the games he’s had."

"He’s not a senior player. He’s still got to learn a lot, but he’s earned the right to be with the first team. That’s the way it should be for young players. He’s done very well in his two substitute appearances, he’s contributed," he added.

Forest will be hoping to see that freedom in possession as well as his fearlessness when he makes his first appearances for the club, which could be later today when Freedman's side travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United.

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