Sam Winnall
Sam Winnall

Barnsley striker Sam Winnall hasn’t given up hope of a play-off place come the end of the season.

The Reds are seven points off the top six with just four games remaining.

But Winnall, who has bagged 11 goals this season, won’t give up until the bitter end: “We’ve got to believe something can happen and we’ll take that sixth spot,” he said.

“We’ve got to hope the teams around us lose and we win our remaining games.

“In a way it’s al little bit disappointing we’re not closer the top six, but you have to look back at where we were in February.

“We were 19th at one stage, but then we went on a great run which gave us a chance of getting in the play-offs. We’ve showed a lot of character and belief to get us where we are, but unfortunately we’ve had a run of results which haven’t quite gone for us.

“We felt we’ve dominated games and felt we should have won, so it is a little bit disappointing we’re finishing the last four games of the season where it is very unlikely for us to get into the play-offs.

“But you never know what might happen, so we’re going to believe.”

The Reds take on Notts County at Meadow Lane tonight knowing nothing less than a victory will effectively keep their faint play-off hopes alive. And former Scunthorpe marksman Winnall wants the Reds to give everything they’ve in the team’s quest to sneak into the play-off frame.

“Our attitude is right and we’re still going into the remaining games with the same attitude and commitment,” added Winnall.

“This division has chopped and changed all year, but all we can do now is to do all we can from now until the end of the season.

“I’ve really enjoyed this season, as I’ve grown into the football club I’ve really enjoyed playing here more.

“It’s a great club to be at at the moment, but this season isn’t over. We’ve still got to keep going and see what happens.”