Barnsley: Table frustrates Reds boss

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Barnsley boss David Flitcroft wants to sit down on a Saturday evening and be happy when he looks at the Championship table.

The Reds have finally got their season going after a tough start which saw them rooted to the foot of the table.

But a four-match unbeaten run prior to the current international break has provided some welcome belief that the South Yorkshire side can turn things around.

Flitcroft’s team are still struggling in second-from-bottom spot and two points adrift of hauling themselves out of the relegation zone.

But there’s no doubt performances have improved and the manager hopes that will continue when the club return to action away to Millwall on Saturday November 23.

“I want to look at that league table after a game and sit there and be really happy after a day’s work, but I’m not,” admitted Flitcroft, reflecting after his side missed the chance to beat Doncaster Rovers at home.

“There were opportunities to win that game. We certainly missed the opportunity and that’s what I’m most frustrated about.”

Meanwhile, Reuben Noble-Lazarus has joined Scunthorpe United on loan until January 1. The 20-year-old has made 40 appearances since making his Barnsley debut in 2008, scoring two goals. His last Reds outing came in their defeat at Leicester City at the end of September. He has played five times for Barnsley this season.

Noble-Lazarus, who can operate as a wing-back, winger or striker, is expected to make his Iron debut in their League Two clash with Accrington Stanley on Saturday.