Barnsley must learn to be patient

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Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has called for his side to show “patience” in their quest to climb the League One table.

A 2-1 away defeat to Port Vale at the weekend saw the Reds slip to 19th in the table having managed to pick up just one point in their last three fixtures.

But the Wilson’s charges now have four home games in their next six league outings to try and catapult up the standings.

“We have to do more in games to come away with something” admitted Wilson. “Unfortunately people don’t show patience any more, but we’ll show patience. We’ve got four of our next six games at home, so hopefully that’s a chance to hit the ground running. We’ve got an opportunity with four games at home. If we can take that and get some points and results at home then we’ll be challenging the better teams in this league.

“Clean sheets are going to be paramount in this league and we’ll need more of them. Collectively we need to improve, but we’re a good tight squad and I believe will do that. League One is uncompromising, so for the younger lads it’s going to be a real test. But with every game they will gain experience and we will improve as a team.”

Wilson has no injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s home date with Swindon Town, opponents who are unbeaten in their last six league fixtures.

And for Reds keeper Ross Turnbull, back after injury, home form is going to be paramount to the club’s chances of success.

Turnbull said: “It’s always nice to win your home games in front of your home fans.

“But I’m sure we’ll pick ourselves up this week, work hard, put right what we did wrong on Saturday and climb the table. We’ve got to pick ourselves up now and hopefully go on another run.

“Hopefully we can pick up some points at home and, if we show the away form we’ve already shown this season, then we will definitely climb the table.

“We just need a few more victories to get ourselves up there because it’s still very early days.”