BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill has stressed he can’t ask for any more from his players as the club continue their challenge to retain their Championship status.
The Reds were sunk by a cruel 93rd minute winner at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night to make is four successive defeats.
But it was a brave performance and the Reds so nearly picked up a point in their quest to reach the 50-point mark which Hill has set as the target to stay in the Championship.
“I can’t ask anymore from the players, but we just have to accept that things are going against us at the moment,” said Hill, whose side have 43 points with eight fixtures remaining. It’s very hard, but we know football can be very unforgiving and can be very harsh on you. It can be cruel.
“I don’t like it. I can’t stand it, but I know I will be successful in the future. I know that 100 per cent.
“Maybe this [bad run] is something I have to go through. I think every other manager who has had any longevity in the game has to go through what I’m going through. This is my fifth consecutive season and I haven’t experienced anything like this. It is a learning curve, but one I don’t like.
“But I’m a fighter, I know what we’re doing and the players believe in me. We will get it right.
“I’m learning a lot more than I ever thought I would do. It will galvanise me and make me better in preparation for Barnsley or my next club.”