Barnsley: Danny homes in on survival

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Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has stressed his side will show plenty of fighting spirit in their quest to avoid Championship relegation.

The Reds have 11 games remaining to claw themselves off the foot of the table and to safety in what has so far been a torrid season in the second tier.

Five of those fixtures are at home, starting with Bournemouth at Oakwell on Saturday, followed by other home clashes with Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers.

And Wilson said: “They’ll be plenty of character, don’t worry about that.

“There’s a dent in confidence at the moment – and there’s no doubt about that.

“It’s those little details at this moment in time which are costing us the goals.

“But we’ve had a lot of home truths and it was needed. There’s one or two players under no illusions how I feel because the standards I set are not there at this moment in certain areas.

“If it’s not there then we’ll have to change the team around. The team have to accept what I’m saying to them: they have no choice.

“But I’ve said all along, the home form will determine whether we stay up or not.

“At the moment it’s not bad, but we’ve got to build on that.”

A win against the Cherries this weekend could be enough to see them climb off the bottom of the pile, although results would have to go their way with fellow strugglers Millwall, Yeovil Town and Charlton Athletic also battling for their own survival.

Doncaster Rovers, Birmingham City and Blackpool are not yet out of trouble in what could prove to be a tense finish to the season.

Wilson added: “Yes, we want the bonuses away from home, but we’ve got to make sure we get the three points at home.then we’ll find ourselves in a better position than we are now.”