Reds marksman refuses to panic

Chris O'Grady
Chris O'Grady
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Chris O’Grady has stressed Barnsley won’t “panic” over a lack of goals so far this season.

And the former Sheffield Wednesday marksman is confident a victory at home to Charlton Athletic today will kick-start the Reds’ stuttering start to the new Championship season.

“We’ve had a tough start to be honest - and it’s just escalated,” admitted O’Grady.

“We just need to get started on Saturday.”

The Reds have yet to score in the league in 180 minutes of football and in 300 minutes of open play in all competitions so far.

“The challenge is to make sure the seeds of doubt don’t set in, which is what we’re aiming to do, added O’Grady.

“We want to get a victory this weekend and get rid of any doubt that’s in anyone’s minds, including outside the club.

“There’s a few other teams who are going through similar sorts of predicaments at the moment.

“We finished on a high last season and we wanted to start the season on a high against Wigan [a 4-0 defeat], but it wasn’t meant to be.

“But it’s important for us not to lose our heads and get back on track as soon as possible.

“There are events in games which change things, but I’ve seen positives so far this season.

“However, it’s important we start our own event and kick-start our season.

“The long-term ambition is to be pushing for a position in the top half of the league, but the short-term ambition is about getting out of the position we’re in now.”