Barnsley: Reds vow to battle their way out of trouble

On-loan Barnsley defender Peter Ramage.
On-loan Barnsley defender Peter Ramage.
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Peter Ramage is ready to get involved in a real scrap to help rescue the Reds.

Barnsley take on high-flying Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon knowing that the Clarets have not won in their last six outings.

And boosted by their own 2-1 away win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday night, Crystal Palace loan defender Ramage believes their might be no better time to strike with the Reds having been given a welcome confidence injection.

“We’ve got to keep going because anyone can beat anybody in this division,” said Ramage. “Burnley are riding high at the minute and playing well. They’ve got two centre forwards who are scoring goals for fun, so it’s going to be another very tough game.

“But it might be the fixture we need because there’s no pressure on us. Everybody is expecting us to lose, so we can go there and hopefully build on a massive win over Brighton.

“It’s amazing what a win can do. The lads are bubbly in the dressing room.”

David Flitcroft was sacked last Saturday after the club slumped to the bottom the division. But Ramage has stressed the club need to move on and starting putting more points on the board before their situation gets any worse.

“It was disappointing to see Flicks [Flitcroft] lose his job, but we’ve got to do jobs ourselves. “We can’t let things affect us because we need points and we need to climb the table.

“They’ll be time to reflect on his tenure here and what he meant to us as players, but, without being disrespectful, we’ve got a job to do and got to get ourselves out of this mess.”

Meanwhile, Stoke City loan shot-stopper Jack Butland has called for the Reds to be “fearless” in their quest to get out of the relegation zone.

“The only way we are going to get out of this situation is by being brave and fearless,” he said. “Winning is what counts now.”