Board backing as Hill halts the slide

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BARNSLEY director Don Rowing has told The Star that manager Keith Hill has the full support of the club.

Hill said he imagined his position was being talked about in the “corridors of power” after arguably the worst run of his managerial career which had seen the Reds pick up just one point from a possible 21 in seven league fixtures.

But Saturday’s battling victory over Peterborough United, which was achieved with ten men for the final hour, reversed that run and illustrated the spirit and determination the former Rochdale boss has instilled at Oakwell, according to Rowing.

“He’s not under any pressure from us [the club]; the only pressure he’s under is that which he puts on himself,” said Rowing.

“We know we have a fight on our hands. We are more concerned than worried about our recent results, but we’re all pulling together and we’re right behind Keith.

“Managing in the Championship is a big learning curve and all clubs go through a bad run, but Keith wants to be successful and at his previous club he was used to winning.

“Any talk of us sacking him is just crazy; he has our full backing and support.

“One of the remits we gave him when he took the job was to retain our Championship status - and we’re confident we will do that.”

“We are all gunning in the same direction under him.”