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Although he did not make a first team debut for English Championship side Swansea City during his time there earlier this season, Joe Public defender Radanfah Abu Bakr says he benefitted from his time at the club over a three-month deal.

Prior to his arrival there through the efforts of agent Mike Berry who also handled Jason Scotland’s move to the club, Bakr had completed a three-year degree in Business Management at Kingston University in London.

“The experience was a tremendous one for me and I believe it helped developed me as a player. While it was disappointing not to play as a regular for the first team I think I left there a better player,” Bakr said.

“Soon after I was able to break into the national team and I have seen improvements in my game. Hopefully I can continue progressing and move on to even better thing.

Right now I’m on a four-month deal with Joe Public and we are focused on winning as much as we can in the local Pro League and also the Caribbean Club Championship. I think we have a good set up at the club and we’re capable of achieving a high level of success.”

Abu Bakr was also on trial at MLS new club Philadelphia Union last month but returned home after their international spots were taken up.

“The time I spent at Philadelphia was also valuable. I was good enough to stay on but unfortunately they used up all their international spots and they couldn’t complete a deal for me but I didn’t leave disappointed because I believe better things are on the way,” Bakr added.