Barnsley: All four of us can play together says striker Kane

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While admitting he is similar to his three rivals for a Reds starting berth, Kane Hemmings believes all four forwards at the club can complement each other.

Hemmings is in competition for one of two positions in the Barnsley forward line along with Leroy Lita, Sam Winnall and loanee Devante Cole.

All four have staked their claim for selection by Danny Wilson and Hemmings is confident any of the six potential partnerships will work for the Reds.

“I think we all want to be in the box and getting the goals,” Hemmings said.

“But everyone knows if you’re playing up in a two that one of you needs to sit in and do a job.

“I don’t think anyone is against doing that and I think once you get on the pitch you can develop those partnerships.

“I think all four of us can easily play together and easily score goals.”

Hemmings does not have much sympathy for boss Wilson over the selection headache which faces him.

In fact, he believes the Reds chief is in a strong position with the options available to him.

He said: “It’s good to have four strikers in the squad who you know can get you goals.

“If you’re relying on two, or even one, it can be difficult but if you’ve got four that can come on at any time and get you goals, it’s always nice for the team to have.

“It’s not a bad problem for the manager to have.”

Hemmings grabbed his first goal for Barnsley since his summer switch from Cowdenbeath in the Johnstone’s Paint trophy win over York City.

The Reds’ second round clash with Oldham Athletic has been confirmed for Tuesday, October 7 in a 7.30pm kick off.

Entry at Boundary Park is by pay on the gate only and priced at £10 for adults and £5 for U16s or over 65s.

A free exhibition looking at supporters and major players in the history of the Reds at Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery will draw to a close this weekend.

Doors will close on the exhibition – which features specially commissioned photographs and rare video footage – at 4pm on Sunday.