Barnsley: Hammill banking on second half success

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Barnsley’s wing wizard Adam Hammill is certain his side will enjoy success in the second half of the season.

The 27-year-old has played a key part in the Reds’ recent revival since rejoining the club in November.

He reminded the Oakwell faithful of his talents when scoring in the first game of his second spell against York in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

With a potential final looming ever closer and the supporters starting to look up the table rather than down it, Hammill is eyeing an appearance at Wembley – be that in the cup or via the Skybet League One play-offs.

“We’ll make one of them, definitely!” he smiled. “With the cup game, it’s a great incentive to get to Wembley and I’m confident that we can get some silverware.

“Hopefully by the end of the year we can work our way up the table, and if we keep winning you never know where we might end up.

“You never know with the league, teams are all beating each other.

“If we keep nicking points away from home and being resolute and hard to beat then we can accumulate as many points as possible.

“If that takes us to the play-offs then great.”

Since rejoining the Reds Hammill has helped his side to six wins in his ten appearances, netting four times along the way.

And with the new found confidence amongst the squad, the former Huddersfield man has welcomed the games coming thick and fast.

“We just want the matches because we’re on an unbeaten streak,” he added. “We’ve won two in a row now and we’re just looking to build on that streak and take each game as it comes. As long as we’re unbeaten that’s all we can do.

“I think when I came here we were bottom of the table and it’s looking a lot rosier now so we’re happy.

“We’ll keep on striving for better things and hopefully it will lead us up the table.”

Barnsley’s vast improvement in December has not gone unnoticed, with manager Lee Johnson nominated for Manager of the Month.

Two wins in three league games last month hauled the Reds out of the drop zone.

Johnson is up against Nigel Adkins (Sheffield United), Justin Edinburgh (Gillingham), and Sean O’Driscoll (Walsall), with the winner being announced tomorrow (Friday