DIRECTOR Don Rowing believes Barnsley should relish Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Hull City.
But Rowing has warned of complacency as the Reds look to extend their three-match unbeaten run under new boss David Flitcroft.
“We’re looking forward to playing Hull, it’s a nice break from the league” Rowing told The Star. “But we’ve got to be careful we don’t take our eye off the ball. It was a super year in 2008 when we got to the FA Cup semi-finals, but our league form suffered as a consequence. The end of that season was really hard but we managed to stay up.”
Victory for the Reds would yield a welcome £120,000 windfall, having scooped £70,000 for winning their third round tie with Burnley.
“It’s financially beneficial the longer we’re in the competition – and it’s great for our supporters because they always enjoy a good cup run,” added Rowing. But our bread and butter is the league and we’ve still got a lot of hard work to retain Championship status. We’ve just got to concentrate on getting something out of each game. We played well on Saturday against Ipswich, I thought we deserved to win the match. David’s doing well and our form has been good.”
Former boss Keith Hill was last night being linked with his old job at Rochdale. Dale sacked manager John Coleman yesterday.