Barnsley ready to push on says two-goal Winnall

Sam Winnall has scored in both games as the Reds won their last two
Sam Winnall has scored in both games as the Reds won their last two
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Striker Sam Winnall hopes the wins keep flowing at Barnsley after long-overdue successive league victories.

Striker Sam Winnall hopes the wins keep flowing at Barnsley after long-overdue successive league victories.

Winnall’s second goal in as many games helped the Reds triumph in Sunday’s derby clash with Bradford City.

Victory was the first time this season Danny Wilson’s side have won back-to-back fixtures in League One.

And with the Reds now in 13th position, Winnall hopes the club can push on to achieve more success.

“We’ve got through our bad run of form and things seem to be turning a little in our favour,” admitted Winnall, who featured as the Reds went on a five-match winless run.

But a fine victory over Rochdale and now Bradford – with him scoring in both games – has understandably lifted spirits at Oakwell.

“We just want to keep going, keep playing as well as we can and hopefully the wins keep rolling in,” stressed Winnall.

“As professional footballers you’re always learning, you’ve always got to be willing to take advice on.

“You’ve always got to try and better yourself and keep trying to improve your game. That’s what we’re doing.”

Winnall came to Oakwell with a reputation for scoring goals having bagged 23 last term for Scunthorpe United.

But despite a slow start he now has three goals to his name and believes he can find the the net more often.

“I’m feeling more confident, I just want the games to be coming thick and fast now,” said Winnall.

“Hopefully I can just keep my place in the team and keep doing well.

“It was a really good day and really good performance for our fans. It was nice to score a goal but more importantly we won and that’s what matters the most.”

Reds’ boss Wilson has been delighted with Winnall’s return to form and now hopes the striker can blossom with a string of tough games just around the corner, starting at Peteterborough United on Saturday.

“We challenged all the strikers and that was, by far, Sam’s best game of the season,” said Wilson.

“When Sam plays well, like other players, the rest of the team starts playing with a lot more confidence. It’s that knock-on effect.

“These two wins are a start but when you look at the coming fixtures you can judge about our consistency in another months’ time.

“Only then we can see whether it’s been there or not, but we’ve had a great start to get things going.”