BARNSLEY: Keith Hill demands instant Reds response

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BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill is backing his players to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at the hands of Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

The Reds travel to Leeds United on Saturday in their first Yorkshire derby clash of the season, with Hill eager to finish on a high note before the international break.

“Our players have got to remind themselves how we get our success,” stressed Hill. “We have to out run the opposition and normally our passing is better than it was against Peterborough.

“But I’m not going to throw myself off a bridge though. We just lost a game; that’s it.

“The players have got to respond from there defeat. I believe in the players and I trust the players, so it’s not a case of ripping up and starting again.”

Defender Stephen Foster is the Reds’ latest injury concern having been forced out of the Posh fixture with a back injury, although The Star understands his injury is not long-term.

And the Reds are also still missing injured winger Jim O’Brien (shoulder), striker Mido (hamstring), defender Jimmy McNulty (hamstring) and midfielder Paul Digby (thigh).

Last season the Reds thumped derby rivals Leeds 4-1 at home having beaten them 2-1 at Elland Road a month earlier.

Leading scorer Craig Davies bagged the winner that memorable day for Hill’s side, with the Reds having not lost to Leeds since January 2001.