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Burton Looking Ahead to Scunthorpe

23 February 2015

Barnsley caretaker manager Mark Burton met the media today, ahead of the Reds away match at Scunthorpe United on Tuesday evening.

"We have a clean bill of health apart from Peter Ramage and Sam Winnall, who have trained, but they are not eligible yet. They need to get two or three days training behind them. Dale Jennings is still unwell and Ross Turnbull has back trouble. Otherwise everyone else is fit and well and raring to go.

"We're not going to rush Sam (Winnall). He's chomping at the bit. He wants to get back scoring goals which is what he does best. He looked sharp in training and will get better as the week goes on and then we will have to address Saturday's game.

"The lads have responded really well from the game against Crawley, all the way through last week to the game at the weekend. It wasn't pretty at the weekend. I'm under no illusion that we have to get better and what I did and the staff did was set up the team - it didn't quite work to how we planned in the first half albeit we restricted Crewe to just one chance, but the lads responded to a different shape in the second half."

Looking ahead to Scunthorpe United and facing Mark Robins he said, "Obviously I know him from his time here along with Nick Daws. He's a top bloke. He's turned Scunthorpe around and made them disciplined and organised. Their playing style may change from game to game a little bit but I know what I'm going to get with a Mark Robins side - hard working, organised, they will stick things in the box and he will look for that mentality from his players, so our players need to be ready for that.

"I'll look at the opposition we are going to face and how we are going to set up and work on our strengths in the couple of days we have had to make sure we can get that over to the players to get the three points."

Watch the full interview on Barnsley Player

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