Plenty of hard work to come, warns Flitcroft

Jason Scotland
Jason Scotland

David Flitcroft celebrated signing a new deal until the end of the season with three points last Saturday against Watford.

But the Barnsley boss is refusing to take anything for granted, as the fight for Championship survival continues - and roared: “The hard work has only just begun”.

After the Championship break, Barnsley return to league action with a potentially vital clash with Sheffield Wednesday, who are rivals both in a relegation and geographical sense.

Despite Wednesday’s lack of firepower, striker Chris O’Grady cannot be recalled - but is ineligible for the clash against his parent club.

“I am pleased to have got the contract thing out of the way, and I am delighted to have signed,” Flitcroft said.

“I am very happy with how things have gone, and everyone at the club is pulling in the right direction.

“The players have reacted well, but the hard work has only just begun.”

Flitcroft revealed his long-term future will be discussed “at the appropriate time”.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy, meanwhile, has admitted he may have made an error when letting Jason Scotland leave in January.

Scotland has since scored five goals for the Reds, and McCarthy said: “I regret letting him go to Barnsley!”