Barnsley: Reds relish fight to the finish

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Barnsley keeper Luke Steele is relishing the club’s fight to avoid relegation.

The former Manchester United man had a blinder in Saturday’s battling 0-0 draw away to Nottingham Forest.

But the Reds remain in the bottom three, a point adrift of safety, with just two games remaining to ensure safety.

“This is one of the biggest challenges of my career,” revealed Steele. “I didn’t realise how hard it would be with all the other teams doing so well.

“I enjoy the pressure and I enjoy playing my part, but getting the points is all that matters.

“It’s so exciting and I still reckon we’re in with a really good shout.

“We are fighting to stay up for each other, but we’re doing it for the club and fans as well.

“I really can’t wait for the next game. I’m fired up and I’m champing at the bit.”

On Saturday, the Reds host promotion-chasing Hull City who would already be up if Watford lose at Leicester on Friday night.

And Steele believes there are still a few twists and turns in arguably the tightest-ever finish to a Championship season.

“There’s three of us on 51 points, but we’re confident going into the next two games,” stressed Steele.

“It’s nice to have a home game coming up. It’s massive. I can’t wait for it.

“If we were winning every game and I didn’t have anything to do, I’d be happy. But as someone who loves playing in goal and making saves, well, I enjoy it.”

Barnsley’s final game is at Huddersfield, currently three points above them.