Barnsley: Reds chief demands Oakwell response

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson
Barnsley boss Danny Wilson
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Reds boss Danny Wilson has stressed he would be “foolish” not to consider changes to his side for tomorrow’s home clash with Nottingham Forest.

Wilson’s misfiring side were hammered 5-0 by Huddersfield Town last Saturday in a forgettable Yorkshire derby for the Reds.

But a win against Forest at Oakwell could see the Reds claw their way out of the relegation zone for the first time in five months.

And changes look inevitable to the side which was beaten so convincingly last time out.

“After last week, we’d be foolish not to consider changes,” revealed Wilson.

“We’re hurting a great deal and we’re going to react, but we’re not going to over-react. We’ve all been a part of football and these things happen, but it’s how we respond to it [such a heavy defeat].

“At the end of the day we don’t throw away all the good work we’ve done because of one result.

“We’ve taken on board what’s happened and we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Norway striker Marcus Pedersen is a doubt for the weekend after he picked up a knock on international duty.

“I’ve been robbed of his [Pedersen’s] services for too long anyway,” admitted Wilson. “But if this [new] injury is going to keep him out for a few games, well then it’s not what we want at this time.”

Club stalwart Bobby Hassell remains sidelined with a calf injury while Iain Turner and John Cofie are also missing.