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Bob Bradley: "I'm still trying to figure out what works over here, on the field and off"

A fresh look for Bob Bradley brought Swansea a clean sheet against Watford, but not a win.

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Bob Bradley switched away from the "appalling jumper" he wore for his first match in charge of Swansea City (last week's 3-2 loss at Arsenal), favoring a suit-without-tie for his home debut as the Swans' manager.

The coach's change of clothes did not bring Swansea the win it had been hoping for, but the team did record its first clean sheet since its opening game of the season. The Swans will regret a couple of missed chances against Watford: Mike van der Hoorn forced a reflex save from Heurelho Gomes in the 64th minute; Gylfi Sigurdsson hit the post in the 82nd.

Watford left Wales with a 0-0 draw, and Bradley was left to find the positives for Swansea. The team is now winless in its last eight Premier League games, though Bradley has only been in charge for two of them.

In his post-match comments, Bradley joked about his sideline apparel ("How's this? Better? I don't know. I'll have to wait to see what the reviews are tomorrow"), but also used the continuing interest in his appearance to make a more serious point: "I'm still trying to figure out what works over here, on the field and off."

Evidence of that figuring out was available in the starting lineup. Bradley handed a Premier League debut to defender Alfie Mawson, and the 22-year-old responded with a mature performance.

Next up for Swansea is a difficult but important trip to Stoke City on October 31.