Barnsley: Ross Turnbull confident the best is yet to come from Reds

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Ross Turnbull feels like Barnsley have finally gelled as a team – and their best is yet to come.

The Reds have been hit-and-miss this season, the main reason why they find themselves hovering in 13th position in League One after six wins, four draws and seven defeats.

But former Chelsea and Doncaster shot-stopper Turnbull, who joined the Reds in the summer, is confident the squad can play even better now confidence has flowed back into the team.

“It’s not as if the performances have been bad, but we’ve lost games we probably shouldn’t have,” admitted Turnbull.

“But we’re a young side and it’s taken time for everyone to gel together.

“I think we have now and you’ve seen from some of our recent results that things have been coming together.

“There’s definitely more to come from us, but we’re always looking to improve.”

The Reds have defended well in patches this season but conceded some poor goals.

But the South Yorkshire outfit are scoring plenty of goals with strikers Sam Winnall and Devante Cole in good form, while midfielder Conor Hourihane continues to blossom.

Winnall has bagged nine goals thus far and Manchester City loan hitman Cole has six goals to his name.

And Irishman Hourihane is leading the way as the club’s surprise top scorer with ten goals.

“We’d love to keep more clean-sheets, but at the end of the day I’d rather win a game 2-1 than draw it 0-0,” added Turnbull.

No wonder Turnbull isn’t worried about the Reds fighting back even if they go behind in a match.

“Clean-sheets are the basis for good results, but at least we know we’re capable of scoring even when we go behind. That’s a big advantage,” added Turnbull.

“Sam and Devante have been brilliant for us, they’ve both been in great form.

“And Conor has been scoring a lot of goals as well, so we know we’re dangerous going forward. We’ve got a lot of threats.

“It’s up to the manager [Danny Wilson] to find the winning formula, but we’re not far away.”

Meanwhile, former Barnsley winger Tomasz Cywka has teamed up with former Reds’ boss Keith Hill at Rochdale.

Polish playmaker Cywka, who Hill recruited at Oakwell, has signed the Blackpool man on loan until 3 January.