Barnsley: It’s now or never for Reds insists Morais

Jose Morais
Jose Morais

Boss Jose Morais has stressed it’s “now or never” for Barnsley to keep themselves in the Championship.

The Reds are two points behind Bolton Wanderers with a game in hand - against Nottingham Forest tonight.

Victory would propel the struggling Reds ahead of the troubled Trotters with two games left to play.

“I believe it’s a must-win, it’s a definite must-win for us,” insisted Morais.

“It’s now or never, like the song. It’s such a wonderful moment that I believe all the players want to play this game and show what they’re capable of.

“Let me think about the last two games after we get this one out of the way.”

When asked whether these last three games would definite his Barnsley future Morais said: “I am a very rational person in terms of knowing my capacities.

“I also have the belief that I can do better. My knowledge about things is so big that I only see success in front of me.

“I have a plan of career and life that leads me to success.

“Everything I’m doing is to achieve success and I’m happy with what I’m doing.

“I’m happy with the things we’re doing and the progressing we’re making.

“Whatever will happen I’m here to accept the challenge of life.”

Winger Lloyd Isgrove will miss the game due to a hamstring injury, with defender Adam Jackson expected to return.

Dani Pinillos has also recovered with his own niggle and Morais confirmed he will play tonight.

The Reds beat Forest earlier in the season and also won their last encounter at the City Ground back in January.

On Forest, Morais said: “We have the chance to win.

“They’re a good opponent and they’re a challenging team.

“They’re a team who don’t have the possibility to go for the play-offs. Their situation in the league is already stable.

“They’re playing with tranquillity and with nothing to lose.”