Barnsley manager Danny Wilson has stated that he is confident that the club can survive in the Championship next season after falling to the bottom of the table following a 5-0 defeat against Huddersfield. Barnsley have been fighting against relegation for most of the season, but morale hit rock bottom after the defeat against Huddersfield. It was accompanied by chants against them from their own supporters. Wilson admitted that this was a match to forget, but he is confident of getting back to some form before the end of the season.
Barnsley managed to stay in the division by the skin of their teeth last season. It looks like they’ll be heading for another relegation fight to the final day. Wilson has pointed out to their performance in the first 30 minutes of the match against Huddersfield. He says that they created a lot of opportunities, but were guilty of not finishing them. If they had scored a couple of goals during the time that they dominated, the result would certainly have been a much different one according to Wilson.
The next couple of matches also do not seem to be letting of the team that easily since they would be up against Leicester City and Nottingham Forest – two teams chasing for a promotion to the Premier league.
“We’re not far off, points wise. We’re still in there fighting. You can analyse lots of things but, defensively, we were poor. I’m not talking about the back four, I mean as a group. But for 30 minutes we were excellent and I thought this was our day to really put our foot down on the gas and we did for 30 minutes. We should have had two or three goals, maybe four goals, in that period of time,” said Wilson after the Huddersfield match.