Barnsley: We need to keep our belief, insists Reds boss Wilson

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson.
Barnsley boss Danny Wilson.

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has told his players to keep believing as they continue their fight for Championship survival.

The Reds remained second bottom of the Championship table last weekend, after surrendering a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Ipswich Town.

On Saturday, they travel to Doncaster Rovers - rivals in a geographical and relegation sense - four points off safety.

They still have a game in hand on 21st-placed Millwall, however, and two on Paul Dickov’s Rovers, who they trail by seven points.

Speaking after Saturday’s game at Oakwell, which saw saw goals from Chris O’Grady and Tomasz Cywka cancelled out by late strikes from Christophe Berra and David McGoldrick, Wilson said: “Even from a frustrating game, it’s a point closer to the teams above us. It’s still half-decent.

“There are quite a few teams down the bottom and it’s a case of more the merrier from our perspective.

“Teams who drop in it all of a sudden will find it very difficult to appreciate they are in a relegation fight. They are all having the same problems as we have.

“It’s a really tough league and you have to be on your mettle in every game you play. You have to stick at it and the commitment from the lads has been fantastic.

“There’s little bits of quality in areas of the park where we can do better at times, but I think any manager could say that.

“But the confidence we are playing with at certain times in games is a credit to the boys and it’s important we maintain our belief that we can get out of it.”