Cranie looks up for Reds

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Barnsley skipper Martin Cranie has admitted “individual mistakes” have cost the Championship club dear this season.

The Reds are second from bottom in the league with the worst defensive record in the division.

But defender Cranie is confident the Reds are getting back on track, especially having picked up four welcome points in their last two home matches.

“I don’t think it’s through lack of trying that we’re losing these games,” stressed Cranie.

“I know everyone in there [the changing room] wants to win every game, but we’ve got to keep our concentration for the full 90 minutes.

“It’s individual lapses of concentration [which is costing us].

“That’s what I’m going to put it down to because that’s what I think it is.

“We’re doing a lot of work to be solid as a team.

“It’s getting better and hopefully we can soon start to get some clean sheets.”

Next up for the Reds is an away clash with Ipswich Town at Portman Road tomorrow night. “It’s going to be a tough game, but it’s the team that turns up on the day that usually takes the points,” added Cranie.

“Some of the games we haven’t deserved to win, but there’s been a few games recently where I think we’ve deserved to win and could have had a few more points.

“But that’s all ifs and buts now, it’s about trying to picking up some more points.

“It’s still quite tight at the bottom, so a win can put you up in the middle of the league.

“If we draw the away games and win the home games then we’ll be fine.”