Reds are up for the scrap

Jim O'Brien
Jim O'Brien
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Barnsley winger Jim O’Brien is confident the Reds have the stomach for a relegation fight.

And the hard-working Scot expects the club’s Championship survival hopes will go right down to the wire.

O’Brien bagged the only goal of the game as Danny Wilson’s side beat fellow strugglers Millwall at the weekend and pulled closer to clawing themselves out of the drop zone.

“It’s going to be a bit of scrap right until the end of the season, but our win just shows we’re up to it,” stressed O’Brien.

“It was a great performance, all the lads are feeling great after that . It’s all about momentum. One goal can change your whole world – and we know that.”

Reds assistant manager Micky Mellon was understandably delighted with his side’s win, especially having failed to win any of their fiveprevious outings.

“We knew it was a really important game we had to do well in – and we’re delighted to have come out of it with three points,” admitted Mellon.

“We’re not going to pay attention to anything else out there, that’s written about us [being one of the favourites to get relegated], because we’ve got a strong dressing room and a good manager who will keep us on track.

“We know what’s required at this stage of the season. We’re going to have to roll our sleeves up, defend the edge of our box and put in some big performances.

“It’s always good to win because that’s why you work so hard all week. so we’re really pleased.”

Barnsley youngster Andrai Jones has joined Non-League side Alfreton

Town on a one month loan deal.

Jones, aged 22, has been on loan with Tranmere Rovers this season.