Barnsley: Assistant Chris Hutchings warns against complacency

Chris Hutchings
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Assistant boss Chris Hutchings is delighted the Reds are finally hitting their stride.

“It’s all about confidence when you’re winning games. When you’re losing games it hits your confidence,” Hutchings said.

“It’s a fine line, but things are going really well at this moment of time.

“But we’re winning games at the minute and it breeds confidence. It makes you believe that little bit more and, things that you try, they more than often come off.

“Strikers have a shot and it flies in the net when you’re winning and when you’re not playing well they miss the target by miles.

“It’s feet firmly on the ground at the moment, but every three points is heading in the right direction of where we want to go.

“We’re looking forward to the next game now, especially because we’ve got a few players coming back.”

Fulham loan duo Ryan Williams and Marcello Trotta will be available this weekend providing they return from international duty with no injuries, while midfielder Paul Digby should be available following his call-to the England U20s.

And Reds’ defender Joe Dudgeon has stressed that the team need to keep tightening up in their charge to get up the table.

“We just need to carry on doing what we’re doing, focus on keeping clean-sheets and goals will come,” said Dudgeon, who is on loan at Oakwell from Hull City.

“We’ve conceded a lot of goals this season, but as long as the results are going our way it’s not a major thing.

“It’s only when results start changing – and hopefully they don’t – that’s when we need to address the goals we’re conceding.

“It’s a strange one in this league because if you win a couple of games you’re up quite a few places, but that’s just the way it goes.

“But as long as we keep getting results then the table will take care of itself.

“We just want to keep this form going into the winter and, if we do, then we can definitely shoot right up there.”

“We can beat the best teams, we know we can do that. But we’ve got to keep it going.”