BARNSLEY: Our team will gel in time, says Marcus Tudgay

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BARNSLEY striker Marcus Tudgay has backed the Reds to climb the table despite the lack of a home league win for nearly three months.

The Nottingham Forest loan man bagged his maiden Reds’ goal in Tuesday’s 1-1 home draw with Burnley.

“The results will come because we’ve got a good enough squad here” said Tudgay.

“We’ve got quite a few new players so it’s going to take time for everyone to gel. But we’re getting there.

“It was great on a personal note to get my first goal for the club. We’ve got to keep going now and be ready for the weekend.

“If we keep doing what we’re doing we’re going to score goals, but we’ve got to cut out the mistakes which have been costing us.”

A view shared by manager Keith Hill who thought his side gave an “excellent” performance against the Clarets.

But he was flummoxed as to why his side have now conceded three goals from set-plays in two games. “I don’t know what the problem is with the set-plays” admittedd Hill. “But I thought the lads showed some great bravery in the way they we tried to play and we got a good point.

“We nullified Burnley’s threat but we’re a victim of our own success in respect to our passing at times. It can lead to a false sense of security and there’s got to be an end-product.”

Hill added: “We’re trying to create a style that is going to promote success. But it’s a results business and that’s what we need.

“A lot of people will make mistakes in our team but they’ve got to forgive themselves and be forgiven. One or two players are suffering from the criticism but they’re giving everything they’ve got. We’ve just got to pull together. I’ve got to protect the players, but the players have got to protect themselves with performances.”