Defensive lapses at the start of the season made Barnsley’s season objectives look on the verge of going into tatters, but the team has recovered substantially in the last few matches to move the table. After managing to get seven points from the last three matches, manager Danny Wilson said that he is confident that the club’s new signings will start to gel and make a difference. Barnsley started the season with back-to-back defeats. The opening day 1-0 defeat against Crawley Town was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Crewe Alexandra with both matches at home.
Just when it seemed that a season of relegation trouble, just after they have come from the Championship, was in store for Barnsley, they have recovered substantially by getting seven points against the likes of Crewe Alexandra, Coventry City, and Gillingham. Speaking after the 4-1 win over Gillingham, Wilson said that he is happy that the team has been able to get consistent results of the last few weeks and he is confident that results will only improve over the next few matches. A key issue for Wilson at the moment is the defensive record. Barnsley have shipped five goals in the last three matches, which is a worry for the team if they are to challenge for promotion.
“The sharpness will come with games. It’s easy to think we’ll get better and better further down the line, but we want it now. We’d like it to happen overnight and we’d like to have a continuous run all season, but we’re realistic that it’s probably not going to happen that way. But we’re working at getting better and stronger as we go along. We’ve seen we need to work on different aspects of our game, both in the offensive and defensive areas,” said the Barnsley manager.