Barnsley 'gaining confidence on the road' - Struber

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber believes his side now have confidence on the road after picking up another point at Swansea.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:39 am
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:40 am
Gerhard Struber

Having picked up just two points in their opening 10 away games, they followed up last weekend's win at Millwall with another draw at Swansea, a clash that ended 0-0.

Struber has already turned Oakwell into a profitable place for his side, with two wins and two draws, and now has them believing of their capabilities ahead of Thursday's trip to Derby, where Wayne Rooney is expected to make his first appearance for the Rams.

“I’m happy with a very important point for us, every point we get in our situation is very, very important,” the Austrian said.

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“Now we have the feeling that we can pick up points away from home.

“Sometimes we win and sometimes we draw, and I am very happy. Now we have to recharge our batteries because the next game is so soon.

“It’s a big challenge with so many games during this Christmas period and the young boys are facing a totally different situation.

“It’s so hard for the young boys, but they are learning and growing in this situation and when we get points it shows them they can do it, which is massive for their development.”

The draw took the Reds level on points with Stoke, who occupy the place immediately above the relegation zone.

“We need more points in the next games and I hope we can come out of the relegation zone now,” Struber said.

“To be level with Stoke is very good for us, it’s a great feeling when we get these big points.”