Barnsley: Danny Wilson wary of Spireites threat

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Barnsley boss Danny Wilson expects Chesterfield to be a “real handful” for his side tomorrow.

The Reds take on the Spireites at the Proact Stadium on the back of an impressive four-game unbeaten run.

But Wilson’s knows this weekend’s opponents can be beaten – and he’s challenged his form side to register a fourth successive win.

The last time the club achieved four wins on the spin was in 2013 when victories over Wolves, MK Dons, Middlesborough and Blackpool made for a fabulous February.

“Chesterfield are going very well,” said Wilson.

“They’ll be a real handful for us, especially at home.

“I’ve been to watch them two or three times now this season – and they’re a very good side.

“I watched them against Swindon earlier in the season and they were very impressive.

“Who knows how they weren’t three goals up in the first 25 minutes?

“They ended up losing that game, but just from those opening 25 minutes I saw what a handful they would be for us.

“But we’ll approach the match like any other match we have this season and there is that little bit of added incentive because it is a sort of derby game, if you like.”

The Reds have sold out their 2430 ticket allocation and Wilson wants his team to give their supporters plenty to smile about after a good run of form.

“It’s phenomenal how many fans we’re taking over there, so we want to put a show on for them,” added Wilson.

“They’ve [Chesterfield] have a great deal of success in the last couple of seasons with [manager] Paul [Cook] in charge.

“They play in a certain way and, if you do let them get on top of you, well it’s very difficult to hold them back.

“But we’ve got to go there with as much confidence as possible and hopefully dent their confidence ever more.”

“We’ve going there in good form, very confident and we know we can cause them problems.

“We’ll be going there to win the game. We feel it’s a game we can go into and come away with a win.”