The Barnsley manager David Flitcroft has said that he expects the three signings made by the club in the January transfer window to have a major impact on the club. The club are flirting with relegation only a few weeks ago, but an incredible run of form in the last few weeks has meant that there is only two points between them and safety. Barnsley have managed to go undefeated in the last four matches, which is a run that also includes three victories. This has seen them rise from the foot of the table into the 22nd position.
The manager spent money on three players during the January transfer window hoping that they will help the club avoid relegation this season. Chris O’Grady, Rory Delap, and Jason Scotland have been the three main arrivals for the club during this period. Chris O’Grady is the striker who comes from Sheffield Wednesday, while Rory Delap has been signed on a loan deal content of the season Stoke city. Jason Scotland has been at the club for more than a week now after he was signed from Ipswich town. All the three players had a major impact on the recent 2-1 win over Blackpool. After the match, the manager expressed his confidence that they will play a vital role in the club’s relegation struggle.
“Every man who has played his part has been incredible. It’s important I make sure no complacency sets in. We’ve got some quality players on the bench who can give us a lift. It gives the lads a lift with the likes of O’Grady and Scotland coming on. It’s almost time stands still for Scotland in the box – it’s incredible. The substitutes in the group are vital. We’re not interested in what other teams are doing. It’s about what we do,” said Flitcroft.