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Danny's Doncaster Reaction

2 December 2014

Club News

Danny's Doncaster Reaction

2 December 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson caught up with Barnsley Player following tonight's 1-1 draw at home against Doncaster Rovers.

"I thought it was a nervy game," said Wilson. "We started to get a bit nervous towards the end of the game.

"Again it was tough and hard fought. Both teams were committed and wanted to win the game.

"At times, we lacked that little bit of quality that you need to push yourselves forward, after getting a very good start from Lewin's header.

"In recent weeks, Doncaster have done well, particularly their away form. It was always going to be a tough game and with one or two of their players they caused us a few problems.

"Was it a fair result? Maybe it was.

"There were a few misplaced passes. That final ball, we're really trying to rush it and that's when you misplace a pass or it gets intercepted."

It was a big night for 18-year-old Mason Holgate who was called upon to start after a hamstring problem occurred for Joe Dudgeon in the warm-up.

Speaking of the second-year Academy scholar, Wilson said, "I thought he was fantastic. For a debut he's done really, really well. He's more of a  centre-back but we felt he's quite calm on the ball and he plays with a maturity at times so we thought we'd have a look."

The Barnsley boss was pleased with his side's work rate, particularly Leroy Lita who has found first-team opportunities limited in recent months.

"The work ethic from all of the lads was tremendous. They've put a real shift in, sometimes it was a little bit misguided in terms of positional play. Leroy came in today and everything we've said about him in training, and what he's been like, he's really put a shift in for us today but, unfortunately, he didn't have too many chances."

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