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PRESS | Alex Mowatt

14 July 2018

Following this afternoon's 1-0 victory over Salford City, Reds midfield man Alex Mowatt gave his reaction to the team's third win in succession so far this pre-season.

With three games now played under Daniel Stendel over the last week, the Reds can be satisfied with their work thus far. Three wins, 10 goals scored and just the one conceded with everyone in the squad getting vital minutes ahead of another marathon Sky Bet League One campaign. 

23-year-old midfielder Alex Mowatt has featured in all of the friendlies and was particularly impressive this afternoon in the 45 minutes he was out on the pitch. 

He seemed pleased with the performance when we caught up with him post-match.

"These games are a lot tougher than people think," he explained.

"They're about match fitness, getting the minutes in and if you can perform and get the win too, on a hot day, then it's a good day in the end. 

"Ryan Hedges with his right foot as well! But I thought I did well, I created a few chances but like I say, it's about fitness at this point for myself and the other lads really."

With the players now flying out for a week-long training camp in Hungary, Mowatt gave us his thoughts on the new management and what the future looks like for him personally. 

Having spent last season away on loan with Oxford United in this division, he holds good, recent experience of League One but sees himself as a Barnsley player and one who wants to help the club get promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship.

He told us: "It's been good with the new gaffer. He's really energetic and I'm enjoying working with him. We're all getting to grips with what he's wanting from the team and the trip this week will help us come together as a group.

"We went there last year so it'll be good again for all the boys to get together and should help in terms of team-building.

"But I'm just happy to be back. It's been good with all the boys and the manager. I was away for a year but for me, I want to stay here, I want to be a Barnsley player this season and hopefully have a good season and try and get us back in the Championship. 

"It was hard watching from afar last year, I used to watch the games, look out for the scores. But there's nothing we can do about that now. It's behind us. It's about what we do about it this season.."

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