Barnsley: Steele backs Reds to bounce back

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Barnsley shot-stopper Luke Steele is confident that the Reds will bounce back from a miserable start to the season.

The former Manchester United keeper is adamant the South Yorkshire strugglers have nothing to fear away to Championship high-fliers Leicester City today.

“Like we’ve always said, these teams [like Leicester] are beatable,” said Steele.

“Sometimes when you’re going through a tough patch, the mentally tougher matches are the easiest.

“There’s a few low heads in there [the changing room] obviously because of results, but because of that you might relax yourself a bit and get the best out of yourself.

“Instead of being tense and being worried about every little thing, we’ll just go out there and perform.

“The game is one to look forward too. We love playing Leicester, I’ve always loved playing at Leicester.

“Hopefully we can give a good account of ourselves. We can more than get a point there.”

Steele, who will miss the match with a back injury, believes the experience of the squad will stand them in good stead for what promises to be a testing campaign.

“You never know in the Championship what’s going to happen; top teams are beaten when they’re not expected to,” he said.

“We won’t go to Leicester with any fear. But you have my word that we wouldn’t go to anywhere with any fear. It’s not like we’re scared of anyone.

“Leicester is a nice challenge for us and, after that, it gets harder for us.

“But if we’re going to stay in this league then you’ve got to get points at places like Leicester.

“It’s a great club, Barnsley. I think with the manager and the staff that are here, well hopefully we’re going to make progress slowly but surely.

“Nothing is given to you on a plate, so we’re going to have to work hard for it.

“We’re in a bit of a rut at the moment, but there’s nothing at all to be worried about.”