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Micky Mellon on Yeovil Clash

12 December 2013

Reds Caretaker boss Micky Mellon caught up with barnsleyfc.co.uk ahead of his first home match in charge against Yeovil.

After two impressive away displays at Brighton and Burnley, which yielded three points, Micky revealed he and the players are excited to show the home fans what they are capable of.

"This is where we want to be performing at our best, in front of our home fans," said Micky. "It’s going to be a cracking game and we’re really looking forward to it. Everything’s there to be positive, we’re going to try and win the game which is what we’ll always do whilst I’m making the decisions.

"The players know that they have to keep hitting these standards, or we will want to know why they aren’t. We want to build on the last two performances. There’s a lot of positives and a lot of things we need to get better at.

"The place has been very bright and bouncy, just like we want it to be.

"We’ve got a good week’s training in and reacted from the last performance – things that we feel we need to work on. We are keeping the standards high and building a new system. We’re trying to implements things that will make us better. We’re certainly moving forward.

As far as injuries are concerned, the only slight doubt is Chris O'Grady who is recovering from a calf strain. But there's a chance the Reds' top scorer could be involved if he comes through training okay tomorrow.

"He’s picked his training up this week," said Mellon of O'Grady. "We’re just making sure that we don’t make the injury any worse but he has been running this week and we’re hoping he may show up on the grass on Friday.

"I think everybody’s enjoying their football and everybody wants to be involved. Sedgy (Craig Sedgwick – Physio) is seeing less of everybody which is good, so we’ll try and keep it that way!"

Turning his attention towards Saturday's opponents, Yeovil, Micky added, "They’re on a decent run of form and have got a nucleus of loan players from Premier League Clubs. We know it’ll be a difficult game but it’s a challenge we are going to embrace. We want to be involved in big games, as many as possible, and we know how important it is."

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