Reds boss Danny Wilson is backing his improving side to keep another much-needed cleansheet in tomorrow’s Yorkshire derby showdown
with Huddersfield Town.
The Reds, who have lost just one of their last four games, take on the Terriers at the John Smith’s Stadium looking for their first back-to-back league wins since March last year.
“The defensive work comes from the back,” said Wilson. “They [the players] have to muck in like anybody else, but ultimately it’s the back five.
“Hopefully we can get as many shut-outs from now until the end of the season.”
The hosts will be missing their influential 12-goal leading scorer James Vaughan, with the striker sidelined for a further fortnight with injury.
But former Reds winger Adam Hammill and one-time Reds’ target Oliver Norwood are both expected to feature this weekend.
“They [Huddersfield] started like a house on fire this season and I’m sure they’ll have aspirations of a top six finish, but, like every team in this division, they are beatable,” said Wilson.
“They’ve got some good players, but it’s up to us to keep them quiet and ask a few questions of them.
“We’re going there with ambition. We’re going their to win the game, but we have to go there with stubbornness about us.”
Terriers boss Mark Robins, who knows Barnsley well after two seasons in charge of the Oakwell club, wants his team to be more “ruthless” in the final third.