Barnsley: Turnbull sets sights on home comforts

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Reds shot-stopper Ross Turnbull is hoping the club can make home advantage count over the coming weeks.

Barnsley host Scunthorpe United on Saturday in the first of three home fixtures in the space of 10 days.

And Turnbull knows a good run of home form would do the club’s hopes of climbing the League One table no harm at all.

“We’ve got a few home games coming up now so hopefully we can get some points on the board,” said Turnbull. “It’s important we try and dictate our home games and find that consistency.

“We’ve had some good performances in the last few weeks and went on a nice little run.

“But we had the setback against Chesterfield last Saturday and we want to bounce back from that with a win against Scunthorpe this weekend.”

The Reds were beaten 2-1 by the Spireites as they chased a fourth successive victory in a row.

And defeat also saw a four-game unbeaten run ended just when momentum looked to be on the Reds’ side.

“I suppose we’re still trying to find the balance,” admitted Turnbull. “We’re looking for perfection, but it’s not that easy because this is a tough division.

“The Championship is tough, but in some ways this [division] is tougher.

“There’s a lot of goals been scoring and it’s not easy to keep a clean-sheet.

“But we’re trying hard for those clean-sheets and that consistency.

“We’ve defended well away from home and shown what we can do against some of the teams above. But we’ve also lost a couple of games to teams below us and that’s all about trying to find that balance.”

Meanwhile, Barnsley’s reserves were beaten 2-0 at home to Birmingham City yesterday, with Jean-Yves M’voto, Reece Brown, Brad Abbott and Paul Digby all featuring.