Barnsley: Reds count £6m cost of relegation but bid to quickly bounce back

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Danny Wilson believes this season has been about missed opportunities for Barnsley.

The Reds are facing up to life in League One next season having failed to avoid relegation this term.

And Wilson knows the harsh reality of going down will cost the club an estimated £6million in lost revenue.

“The story of our seasons has not been taking chances – and it keeps you under pressure,” admitted Wilson.

“A lot of people would have written us off a long time ago about getting relegated, so to prolong it was long as we have is testament to the determination of the players .

“I really feel for them because getting relegated is sad for everybody connected to the club.

“But if we’re going to bounce back, then we’re going to have to bounce back strong.

“It’s going to take a little bit of time to get over it, but we’ve got to get over it quickly and move on.”

A 3-1 away defeat to Middlesbrough was the final nail in the coffin for the misfiring Reds as they ended a seven-year stay in the Championship.

And already Wilson, who has vowed to stay on as the club’s manager, is eyeing a summer clearout at Oakwell.

“Is a clearout the right word?” revealed Wilson. “Probably not, but we’re certainly looking to bring in fresh faces next season. Maybe one or two players will leave. I think that goes without saying.

“We’ve got to make sure when we come back for the first kick-off in August that we’ve got a real bright and enthusiastic group of players who are determined tobounce back straight away. That will depend on our recruitment in the summer.”

And Wilson was keen to praise the club’s loyal supporters this season.

“Without the fans we would have probably folded a lot earlier than we did,” admitted Wilson.

“They gave us the hope and belief that we could do it [avoid relegation].

“They’re true fans and that’s all you can ask for.”