Reds boss "We want to reward the supporters''
It’s been very testing - testing for everybody - when you consider the sequence of results we’ve gone through.
Reds Manager Keith Hill speaks to Barnsley Player in this honest, up-front and exclusive interview.
The supporters want to be proud of their local team. They want to be able to go home with a warm feeling and we haven’t given them enough of that. I’m disappointed we’ve not been able to give them enough of a cheer. They were magnificent on Wednesday in their support of the players. I think they realised the performances have been acceptable but I’ll agree with the supporters when they are getting angry with respect to results, and I do too. Because we deserve a little bit more than what we’re getting with respect to rewards.
We want to reward the supporters.
It’s been difficult for our supporters. In times of adversity you’re looking for strength and the supporters can give strength to the players.
I seek a lot of encouragement with respect to the performance. The players haven’t given up and it’s obvious the supporters haven’t given up. I would hope the supporters will continue to support the team in the way that they have.
We’ve got to make sure we manage the hard times together, that’s where true fans will be given the opportunity to gloat in the future.
We’ve got to be collectively strong and support through times of difficulty, that’s where we can be a family with the Barnsley supporters and players integrated together.
When you’re angry or disappointed, you’re looking for somebody to blame and rightly so you can blame me because I’m fully responsible for team selection, organisation and the substitutes.
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There’s a lot for me as a Manager to be encouraged by but that encouragement has got to turn into results. I’m encouraged by a lot of what’s going on on that football pitch – a lot – and I can’t refuse to look at that but the bottom line is we may be getting beaten by one-goal margins.