Barnsley: This is why ruthless Reds boss Daniel Stendel dropped his skipper

Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel said skipper Mike Bahre was dropped last weekend due to poor form.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 5:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 7:50 pm
Mike Bahre was dropped from Barnsley's match against Leeds United

Bahre was handed the armband by his boss at the start of the season but found himself out of the team for the 2-0 defeat to Leeds last Sunday.

Stendel, who has worked with the midfielder for the past several years at Hannover and the Reds, said it came down to his recent performances, but hinted he might return against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

“He was not satisfied with the last performances and we weren't really satisfied either,” Stendel revealed.

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“We want to have more pace in the offence. He is our skipper but in the end it is the best decision for the game and it was another 11 players.

“Saturday might also be different.”

Stendel has to find a way for his side to become more potent as they have scored just four goals in their first seven games.

And the German is hoping some time on the training ground might help the problem.

“Four goals in seven games is not enough, this is worth the attitude and mentality from today, the next point that we need to change in the next games,” he said.

“When we can score then we have a big chance, but in the last games we have not scored and it is difficult for our young team to change against experienced teams.

“But we worked hard and I am sure we can change it.”