Barnsley: Rejuvenated Reds set for crunch clash

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson.
Barnsley manager Danny Wilson.
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Reds boss Danny Wilson resisted the temptation to add to his squad yesterday as the loan window closed ahead of their crunch relegation scrap with Yeovil Town.

And Wilson stressed he is backing his current crop of players to get the club out of trouble as they continue their quest to avoid Championship relegation.

A fine 3-1 away win over Reading has boosted confidence levels at Oakwell – and just at the right time with their fellow-strugglers the Glovers next up at Huish Park tomorrow.

“The belief in the squad is very strong,” said Wilson.

“But sometimes you need to put it [that belief] into practice to convince people – and we got that with the performance against Reading.

“Anyone who is associated with us, or who watched the other night, will take great heart from the way we played. It [the result] gives us confidence going into a really tough game at the weekend. The biggest challenge now is to win on Saturday.

“There’s no better time than now to put a run together because we’ve had some good results.”

Meanwhile, the Reds yesterday appointed former Nottingham Forest keeper Mark Crossley as the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

Crossley has been working as Sheffield Wednesday’s academy goalkeeping coach, having played for the Owls during a loan spell in 2006-2007. He becomes Wilson’s second new member of staff with the manager having appointed his good friend Chris Hutchings as his new assistant boss last week.