Leeds United: Winger Barrow aiming to add goals to his game

Mo Barrow.
Mo Barrow.
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WINGER MO BARROW insists his time will come at Leeds United, with the Swansea City loanee aiming to add goals to his game for head coach Garry Monk.

Gambian international Barrow joined Leeds on loan for the rest of the season on transfer deadline day, with the 24-year-old arriving a matter of hours after United recruited another winger in Alfonso Pedraza on loan from Villareal.

Mo Barrow.

Mo Barrow.

With Hadi Sacko, Stuart Dallas, Kemar Roofe and Souleymane Doukara also within their ranks, options on the wing are not a commodity Leeds are short of and Barrow has made just two appearances as a second-half substitute since joining the Whites.

After coming on as a 77th-minute sub for Dallas in the 2-1 loss at Huddersfield Town, Barrow was introduced by Monk as his first change during Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at home to Bristol City when coming on for Roofe.

The Banjul-born attacker will now be hoping for his third taste of Whites action in this afternoon’s Championship clash at Ipswich Town.

The winger has created plenty of assists in 55 appearances at Swansea but netted just twice – a trait the loanee is specifically looking to improve at Leeds.

“I think I have to try and get some goals,” said Barrow.

“I am a player where I like to give the other players and the striker something to score and at Swansea I did more assists then the goals I scored.

“But I am improving, I am getting better now, I am getting into the box trying to finish o hopefully that will come in place when I have settled in.

“I played in the last game for 30 minutes after I came on which was really good for me.

“But it’s a new club for me, the boys are doing well and everybody is doing really well.

“I know that my time is going to come but for me the most important thing is to support the boys to win the games.

“The boys are doing well so a player cannot come in and just go straight into it.

“You have to fit in, to know the boys better at the training ground and on the pitch. Everything will come soon I think.”

In joining Leeds, Barrow is renewing acquaintances with Whites head coach Garry Monk whom the winger worked with at Swansea and turned professional under following his move from Swedish club Ostersunds FK in 2014.

Centre-back Kyle Bartley is also on loan from the Swans, while Whites number 10 Pablo Hernandez also made 71 appearances for the Welsh team between August 2012 and July 2014.

Barrow added: “The atmosphere is brilliant to be honest. Even at the away games – I was on the bench at Huddersfield and now I have played at home against Bristol.

“The club is fantastic, the atmosphere is fantastic and it’s different from Swansea.

“Swansea fans are really good but Leeds fans are always amazing. I’m happy to play for the club.”

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