Barnsley: Forget the past and focus on the now urges Treacy

Keith Treacy
Keith Treacy

Barnsley have a second bite of the cherry tomorrow when they clash with Crewe Alexandra in League One.

The struggling Reds were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by the Railwaymen on Tuesday night and also lost their opening league match of the season at home to Crawley Town.

But it’s still early days as manager Danny Wilson tries to shape a squad which he hopes will be capable of pushing for success at the right end of the table.

It’s a new-look outfit at Oakwell and it’s going to take time for the new signings – many of whom only joined the club in the last few weeks – to settle and produce their best form.

And for new signing Keith Treacy, one of Wilson’s latest acquisitions, finding his feet and helping the squad achieve success in South Yorkshire is what it’s all about.

“It’s different this year because Barnsley are coming off the back of a relegation, but I don’t want any hangover from that,” stressed Treacy, one of four new midfielders at Oakwell this term.

“It’s time to put the boots on again, forget what I’ve done [achieving promotion with Burnley] and push forward with Barnsley.

“Every time I’ve played at Oakwell, in an opposition team, I’ve never enjoyed it.

“That says something about the team itself and the fans.

“As an opposition player it was always difficult, so to now be inside that circle will be a good thing for me.

“The club have just come down [a division] and I looked at the squad, which is youthful.

“It’s a fresh start for me and Barnsley. I wanted a bit of an extended break over the summer to enjoy what I achieved with Burnley, but I’ve put that success to bed now and I’m not sitting on my laurels from last season. I want to achieve things with Barnsley.”

Winger Dale Jennings is suspended for the weekend’s match after being sent-off against Crawley on opening day.

The former Bayern Munich will also miss Tuesday night’s trip to Coventry, but will be eligible to return for next Saturday’s home tie with Gillingham having served his three match suspension.