Barnsley: Oakwell crisis meeting set for Monday

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Barnsley manager David Flitcroft gestures on the touchline during the Sky Bet Championship match at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 10, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Blackpool. Photo credit should read: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
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Barnsley will hold on a crisis meeting on Monday to find new recruits to help halt the club’s misfiring start to the Championship season.

The Reds have won just once in the league this term and are languishing second from bottom ahead of tomorrow’s tough home clash with high-fliers Watford.

And ahead of this weekend’s fixture with the Hornets at Oakwell, Reds boss David Flitcroft revealed that there will be a key meeting on Monday.

“He said: “We have a board meeting on Monday and it will be a case of where we are at, what do we think we need.

“But certainly some strategical recruitment in areas is needed now. We do not have enough points on the board and the balance is still not what I am happy with.

“Even though the players have given us everything - the last three games have showed the player have given everything they have got - we have not amassed points from the last two games, which is disappointing.

“The players aren’t happy that we have got anything from Forest [a 3-2 defeat] or Bournemouth [a 1-0 loss].

“And I just feel that when you know they have given everything they have, you can’t be in denial.

“You have to do something about it and that’s what we will do, really fire the competition up.”

The Reds hold an enviable record of having not lost in their last seven meetings with the Hornets on home turf, but Flitcroft has a number of injury worries to contend with.

Polish winger Tomasz Cywka has a calf injury, while midfielder Jim O’Brien and Stephen Dawson are both doubts.

“They all have a fighting chance,” said Flitcroft. “We will look and assess them”

Loan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt has returned to Wigan after a groin injury, which will rule him out for a month.

The former Millers and Spireites keeper played three games for Barnsley, against Southampton, Huddersfield and Forest.