Barnsley: Reds boss remains undaunted and confident

Banrsley manager Danny Wilson with Dale Jennings
Banrsley manager Danny Wilson with Dale Jennings
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DEFIANT Barnsley boss Danny Wilson doesn’t feel daunted in any way by the task facing his side at Oakwell tonight.

The Reds continue their Championship survival battle against a second-placed Burnley side whose 1-1 draw at Watford at the weekend saw them move 10 points clear of QPR with just six games remaining.

Of course the top two go up to the promised land of the Premier League, with Sean Dyche’s in-form Clarets now looking odds-on to join Leicester, who were promoted on Saturday.

However, the Reds are fairly buoyant themselves at present following two wins and a draw in their last three games.

After Saturday’s goalless draw against play-off hopefuls Brighton, the Reds are two points adrift of fourth-bottom Charlton who host bottom side Yeovil tonight in another crunch clash.

Asked about his side’s prospects tonight, Wilson said: “Burnley are a really good side of course, but we’ve seen recently that we can compete with the teams at the top end of this league.

“That’s been a real bonus for us all.

“If you’d said three weeks ago we’d still be in with a chance of staying up by this point, nobody would have believed it quite honestly.

“But now the teams around us are not too sure.

“On Saturday we got a point closer to the teams above us and there’s teams down near the bottom who’ve not shown the consistency we have of late.

“Seven points from the last three games has been good down at the bottom, but other teams are enjoying similar fortunes to us.

“Sometimes the table does turn upside down at this stage of the season.

“That’s the way results go when teams are fighting for different things, so that’s how we’ve got to look at the Burnley game.

“If we can continue our recent form then why can’t we beat them?”

Kelvin Etuhu will miss tonight’s match after being harshly sent off against Brighton.