Barnsley: Scott issues call to Reds

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SCOTT Golbourne has called for Barnsley to rediscover their “ruthless” streak away to Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

The Reds face the promoted Addicks at The Valley looking to bounce back from successive defeats and end a run of three games without a win in the Championship.

And left-back Golbourne, who has started every single league fixture this season for the Reds, is adamant the club are no flash in the pan following their impressive 5-0 drubbing of Birmingham City last month.

“It has been frustrating since the Birmingham game,” admitted Golbourne. “It’s been an eye-opener this season that we’re getting a bit of respect from teams when they come here [to Oakwell]. They’re setting up to stop us from playing football and setting up almost not to get beat.

“We’ve found it difficult at times, but we’ve got different challenges to deal with us now. It’s a good challenge for us going forward.

“We don’t want the Birmingham game to be a fluke - and I don’t think it was. That win had been coming for a while because we were playing so well.

“Everything went right for us in that game, but since then we haven’t scored as many goals as we’d like and we’ve had games where we think we should have got more out of them since then.

“But we’re not going to change our style of football. We’re going to keep playing and trying to improve in certain areas.

“We’re defending very well at the moment, but scoring goals is imperative. That’s the secret to this league.”

The Reds have failed to score in their last two matches, but former Exeter City full-back Golbourne knows that a good run of results could easily catapult the South Yorkshire club up the standings.

“It’s about making an impression on this league and playing well in our next few games,” added Golbourne.

“I expect a similar type of game to when we played Leeds. They [Charlton] play a similar type of football. “They’re quite direct, so we’re going to have to go there and impose ourselves on them. We might have to earn the right to play for 20 minutes to half an hour,

“I’m looking forward to the game, we can definitely impose our style of football on them.”