All we are saying is give us a goal, Reds!

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KEITH Hill has called for his Barnsley side to show a ruthless streak in the final third of the field.

The Reds have created plenty of chances this season in their opening fixtures but have only three goals on the board. And one of those was an own-goal.

But Hill, who admits his squad are still a “work in progress”, is confident his players will get better.“We do need to show a little bit more ambition in the final third, but I’m sure that’s going to happen,” Hill told The Star. “Sometimes we’ve got to be more accurate with the final ball and give our strikers the best opportunity to score. People say that as a team you’ve got to defend from the back, but we’ve also got to attack from the back as well.

“It starts with your goalkeeper and everyone has to be working in unison. I always like to keep a settled defence and we’ve pretty much done that this season, I don’t like to tinker too much with my goalkeeper and my defenders. But we’ve got lots of attacking options in midfield and up front, so it’s about finding the right combinations. The team and the way we play is going to change depending on whether we’re at home or away, and also who we’re playing. But I’ve got no worries the goals are going to start flowing.

“We are still a work in progress and a lot of the players need time to find their feet.

“If we can get that right then I don’t think the right formula is too far around the corner.”