Modou Barrow: Nottingham Forest deserve to be in the play-offs

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Swansea City forward Modou Barrow has backed Nottingham Forest for imminent success.

Swansea City forward Modou Barrow has told the club's official website that Nottingham Forest deserve to be in the play-offs after ending his loan spell with the club.

Barrow, 22, joined Swansea last summer having impressed with Swedish side Ostersunds, scoring ten goals in 19 games before his move to England.

After seven Premier League appearances, with six as a substitute, Swansea decided to let the Gambian-born forward leave South Wales on loan in search of first team football.

Barrow joined Nottingham Forest in March, giving Dougie Freedman another attacking option after the season-ending injury to top goalscorer Britt Assombalonga.

Barrow started just twice for Forest though, playing just 143 minutes of action befor returning to Swansea earlier this week after an injury to Wayne Routledge at the Liberty Stadium.

Now back at Swansea and eager to play a part under Garry Monk before the end of the season, Barrow spoke to the club's official website about his loan spell, and despite his frustration at not featuring more, he added that Forest deserve to be in the top six.

"It was a good experience and I learnt a lot," said Barrow. "I was a bit disappointed to pick up the thigh injury because I missed three or four games, but apart from that I really enjoyed it. You are always learning in football, wherever you go, so I’m sure I will be able to take a lot from the experience going forward."

"They have a very good squad at Forest and probably deserve to be in the play-offs. Unfortunately they have missed out this season, but I’m sure they’ll get there next time," he added.

Next season, Freedman will be expected to take Forest closer to the top six, with owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi no doubt keen to finally land a play-off place after a disappointing season at the City Ground - and Barrow's comments will give fans confidence that they can mount a push for promotion next term.

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