Barnsley: Reds ace says togetherness is key

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Midfielder Liam Lawrence believes “togetherness” will help Barnsley avoid relegation.

But the former Sunderland, Stoke City and Portsmouth playmaker, who netted his first Reds’ goal in Saturday’s fine 4-1 away win over fellow strugglers Yeovil Town has stressed there is a lot still to do.

“Although other results have not gone for us [recently], I think now we’ve got such a togetherness and we’re ready for the fight.

“Fair play to all 700 plus fans who went to Yeovil to watch us, that was a brilliant effort.

“I just hope they get behind us at home now. We are trying and we want to get out of it. We’re fighting really hard.”

A second victory in the club’s most successful week of the season has lifted the Reds within a point of breaking out of the bottom three for the first time in over five months.

“Picking up six points in two matches means we’re still right in the fight to avoid relegation.”

The Reds are level on points with fourth-bottom Charlton Athletic who are at Leeds United tonight, one of the two games in hand they have on Danny Wilson’s side.

“It was a good week for us,” added Lawrence. “We did a lot of travelling, but they were two magnificent results.

“I think what’s most pleasing is the way we got those results and it was a massive one at Yeovil.”

They play Brighton at Oakwell on Saturday then are at home to Burnley, seemingly set for the Premier League, the following Tuesday.