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Pre-Charlton Press Conference: Flitcroft

15 August 2013

Barnsley Manager David Flitcroft is determined his side are ready to claim their first points of the season when Charlton visit Oakwell this Saturday.

“There’s been focus on our forward play,” said Flitcroft.

“It’s not back to basics as such but more that the lads know exactly what I want from them when they enter the pitch and that every situation possible.

“We’ve analysed the Blackpool game and we feel we had the chances to finish them off.

“You’ve got to beat them teams but we know where we want wrong and we know where the problems were – we’re just trying to find solutions.

“We’ll stick to the plan that we’ve got and we’ll be alright.

“We scored goals last season. We need one or two strikers. One or two of the players we’ve looked at may have been too high profile to come to the club, but was that a waste of time? No. I want to explore every avenue of recruitment for this football club.”

The Barnsley boss is hopeful his side will get off the mark against a Charlton side who recorded a club record 6-0 victory at Oakwell last season.

“It’s still in the back of my mind,” said Flitcroft. “We just have to make sure we’re composed in the right areas.

“It’s in the past. We moved on from that game last season to stay in the league.~

“It’s a new season and a new team.

“ They’re (Charlton) probably little bit similar to us. They’ve not found a way yet. They got into a real rhythm the back end of last season. You’re looking to find that to give you consistence.

“Chris (Powell) almost made it look easy, staying in the league. Believe me, it’s not. He almost made it look like ‘I can do this’. Nice and relaxed in his approach and that is reflected by the players. He’s a leader and a thinker. Chris has gone about work very professionally and done work.”


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