New faces will help Reds survive, says Ramage

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Barnsley defender Peter Ramage is confident the club’s new signings will help the club avoid relegation this season.

The Reds remain embroiled in a relegation scrap and are four points adrift of hauling themselves out of trouble.

But centre-back Ramage, on loan from Cyrstal Palace until the end of the season, is backing the new faces – and that includes himself - to fire the team up the Championship table.

“We’ve seen some signings over the January transfer window who have experience of being in this position before and that can only help us,” said Ramage.

“Liam Lawrence and Martin Woods are quality players at this standard.

“Nick’s [Proschwitz] come in from Hull [City] and I think he’s been outstanding.

“And we’ve got players coming back from injury as well and young players like Diggers [Paul Digby] who are hungry to play in the starting 11. That can only be beneficially for the manager.”

And Reds’ boss Danny Wilson has also worked his magic to sign Emmanuel Frimpong from Arsenal until the end of the season.

Ramage has no doubts that the highly-rated 22-year-old will blossom at Oakwell. “He’s a lively character, but he’s a quality player and he’s going to add a lot to this group,” stressed Ramage. “He’s a joker, but he’s fitted in effortlessly. It was unfortunate he got sent off [at Hillsborough] but he’ll learn from that.The qualities he’s brought to the team can only benefit us.”

Meanwhile, the club issued a statement asking “a small group of individuals” to improve their behavior at home games. The statement mentioned : “ A group of individuals sitting in the CK Beckett stand.

“This behavior involves the smashing of seats, damaging of stand hoarding and releasing smoke canisters as other related anti-social behavior.”