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Hill wants Reds to Be Brave

8 November 2012

Hill on Huddersfield clash

“We have got irons in the fire,” said Hill regarding a loan signing. “We will probably have some sort of conclusion as to whether we will have anyone in tomorrow morning.”

The Barnsley Manager started off by telling of his continued pursuit of a striker.

Reds boss Keith Hill caught up with the press ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Huddersfield Town.

"I’m relatively optimistic but I am not afraid to go in with the players I have got.

"If we can improve our squad by recruiting, we will but we’ve got a bit of a conundrum with the players we want to recruit. One, do they want to come? Two, can we afford them? And three, they have to be of the right calibre. If we can't improve then we won't recruit.

“We want players to come in and offer us an alternative.”

Top scorer Craig Davies is nearing a return after suffering a hamstring injury against Charlton.

“Touch wood, he’s ahead of schedule,” said Hill. “It would be a great boost. Not just to our players and supporters, but he would be a massive boost on making an impact against the opposition.

“He could be involved against Bolton but I think maybe that would be too soon.

“We’ve got to turn up with honesty, endeavour. We’ve got to be brave. We’ve got to be brave enough to express ourselves with the ball."

The last time Simon Grayson brought a side to Oakwell was when Leeds were the visitors on New Year’s Eve. Hill says he and Grayson are ‘compatible’ and is certainly wary of his side’s threat.

“Within football you’ll tend to get managers who are, not close friends, but are approachable. We’re compatible. Ian Miller, his assistant manager, I know from my playing days at Blackburn, They’re good people.

“It’s difficult to judge a team that you’re playing against on the previous game or games. I’ll probably be more reflective of them after the game after seeing them up close and person. They’re a good team.”

to see Keith Hill's pre-match press conference in full.hereClick

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