Barnsley: I am in the right ‘Nick’ to help Reds survive, says Proschwitz

Nick Proschwitz scores against Doncaster
Nick Proschwitz scores against Doncaster

Loan striker Nick Proschwitz is confident that he can fire Barnsley to Championship survival this season.

The German, on loan from Hull City, rescued a point for the Reds in their 2-2 draw with relegation rivals Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

And, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s game at Wigan, Proschwitz said: “This is my first time in English football that I have had a run of games and always when I play, I score.

“I wasn’t getting the opportunity at Hull to play constantly so I’m thankful that the gaffer here [Danny Wilson] has given me the confidence. He believes in me, and hopefully I can keep going and keep scoring goals.”

The 27-year-old cost Hull £2.5m when he arrived from SC Paderborn, but he made just five starts for the Tigers before being shipped out on loan to Oakwell.

“At the moment, I’m concentrating on Barnsley,” Proschwitz added.

“We have a lot of work in front of us... we want to stay up, and what happens after?

“We will see, but we have 17 games left.

“There are still enough points to win, and I think we can come out of it.

“The club have done it in the last few years, but we’re not in the changing room saying ‘because we did it last year, we’ll do it this year’.

“We know it’s hard work, and we have to focus. Everyone knows we have to give everything.

“The boys who were here last season know what it is like.

“It’s a tough situation but they know how to come out from there, and so do I.”