Barnsley: Adam Jackson bemoans Reds fortune

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom
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Defender Adam Jackson believes Barnsley have been lacking a bit of luck recently.

The 22-year-old centre-back made his debut on Tuesday night against promotion favourites Newcastle and equipped himself well against the league leaders.

The Reds head south later today looking to stop the rot after picking up just one point from their last six games.

And Jackson is hopeful he can keep his place for the trip to Brentford, who are also vying to get back to winning ways.

“I hope I’ve done enough and if the gaffer picks me then I hope I can do well again,” admitted the former Middlesbrough man.

“I think the performances have been decent. We’re just lacking that rub of the green at times.”

Jackson added: “I’ve had to wait a while for my debut but I loved every minute of it.

“I just want to keep showing people more of what I’m about and help us get a victory.”

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Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has blamed “silly” errors for his side’s recent run of form and Jackson is adamant if they cut those out the results will follow suit.

“It’s the little mistakes that are costing us,” said Jackson.

“If we can sort those out then I’m sure the results will follow.

“Brentford have had a good start to the season themselves so we know we’re in for another tough game.

“We’ve got to play well and focus on our own game.”

Jackson ousted Angus MacDonald from the starting line-up in the week and knows the level of competition he will be up against to get a prolonged run in the side.

Despite everybody fighting to get into the starting 11, Jackson feels he has settled into the back four and the squad nicely since his move from up north.

He added: “There’s healthy competition in the squad.

“You’re fighting against each other for a place but supporting each other too.

“Once you’re there you need to keep your spot. That’s what it’s all about.”