Bradley identifies areas of improvement

New boss Bob Bradley has admitted there are elements of the game Swansea need to work on but he is happy with his new squad overall.

Swansea: Bradley identifies areas of improvementSwansea: Bradley identifies areas of improvement

The American held his first press conference as the Swans head coach on Friday following his appointment as Francesco Guidolin’s successor on Monday, covering a wide range of topics, including how he got the job and his relationship with the club’s owners.

The former USA and Egypt coach was also asked about the state of the Swansea squad and claimed to be, in the main, happy with it, suggesting it is bad luck that sees the Welsh club at the wrong end of the table, rather than poor performances.

“We had a very difficult list of fixtures at the start of the season, it’s had some bad luck and lost a bit of confidence,” said Bradley.

“Sometimes when that happens. Things slip a little bit. Now moments where there is needed a little bit more confidence to do something and I see a little of that.

“I’ve tried to say to them, they know how to play football, I’ve seen them. I’m not coming in with a new book, but we have to be honest that certain things have to be better.”

Bradley also discussed his plans for his backroom staff, revealing that he wants to keep stalwart Alan Curtis on board, as well as bringing in one or two additional coaches.

“I have an interest to add one or two coaches, perhaps one where I’m familiar, but also maybe an additional coach who has more PL experience so we’re in discussions,” he added.

“For me Alan Curtis will be very important, he’s going to be my older brother – only a little older. His sense of the club, his eye, his experience will be important. I’m working on getting the right balance.”

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