Barnsley: Samuel Radlinger reacts to first clean sheet since opening day

He was waiting for it for the best part of five months, so understandably Samuel Radlinger was pretty chuffed with a clean sheet.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 6:37 pm
Samuel Radlinger. Picture Tony Johnson.

The Barnsley goalkeeper's shutout in the 0-0 draw at Swansea on Sunday was his first since the opening day of the season – a run of 13 games for the Austrian.

Radlinger had to work hard for it, making a number of saves at the Liberty Stadium, which made it all the more sweeter.

He said: “I have really looked forward to getting another clean sheet.

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“And I am very happy that it happened. I made three good saves, they were just reaction saves but I am very happy I had the right reaction.

“We are happy with a point away at Swansea and maintaining our recent good form.”

That upturn in form has coincided with the arrival of Gerhard Struber, whose bounce has seen the Reds wipe out an eight-point gap to safety.

They remain in the bottom three on goal difference alone, though that might change as they do not play until Thursday, when their trip to Derby County is televised.

Radlinger has been impressed by how things have changed under Struber.

“We have been developing well under him and you can see in the last games that everyone is fighting for each other,” he said. “He has made little differences in our system, how we want to play and how we want to press. We have really grown together under him which is very important for a team down in the table.”