‘Improving’ Reds delight boss Hill

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BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill is happy in his progress in stamping his “own identity” at the club.

The Reds struggled at the start of the season with three successive defeats, but have responded in fighting fashion having gone four games unbeaten following Saturday’s spirited 1-1 draw with Watford at Oakwell.

And Hill knows his side could easily be sitting higher in the Championship table having had chances to beat Watford and Leicester City in their last two home fixtures.

“It’s (the recent performances) starting to make an impression with respect to my identity and the way I want to play football,” said Hill. “I’m really enthusiastic about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I can see the progress we’re making, not just on the training pitch but in matches. It’s encouraging and I’m enthusiastic about the future and where we can go.

“I was pleased with both performances (against Watford and Leicester), but two points is scant reward for two performances which merited six points. Results will improve as a consequence of those performances and the belief within the squad is growing. Two clean sheets would have had us six points from the last two games, which is what I felt we deserved.

“But I’ve got a lot of encouraging thoughts and I’ll take them into training and into our next fixture. I’ve come here to do a job, it’s my process and I’m happy with the way things are formulating and improving,” added Hill.