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Zeki Fryers: "We know what we need to do as a team."

5 March 2018

Zeki Fryers has praised the impact of José Morais following his arrival as Head Coach.

The left-back believes the work on the training ground and new methods implemented by the Portuguese can help keep Barnsley in the Championship at the end of May.
“It’s a different experience for us all; he offers something else,” said Fryers. "He’s basically keeping what we do, but we’re practicing different patterns of play and training has been going well.
“We’ve been working on loads of different things going forward, which has helped. We’ve tightened up the defence, and we’ve got additions in the squad - there’s a lot of quality now and hopefully we can push on.
“Belief has been his main influence on the team - the belief that we can get out of it. As soon as he came in he said he believes in us and believes in what we’re about. He knows we’ve got quality and has emphasised to believe in ourselves.”
Barnsley travel to high-flying Cardiff City on Tuesday evening having picked up four points from their last two away outings.
Fryers is set to go up against former manager Neil Warnock, who he worked with in his time at Selhurst Park.
“He was my manager at Crystal Palace, so I know what he’s about,” continued Fryers. "He’s hardworking and gets the most out of his players, so it’ll be tough. We know what we’re in for.”
“He’s a very experienced manager, he know’s the Championship - he’s been at the highest level as well. We know what we need to do as a team, and try and stop them."
The win and draw against Birmingham City and Hull City respectively has seen the Reds climb out of the bottom three.
Another positive result in South Wales will help boost Barnsley’s survival bid and put pressure on the teams around them.
“Before the games, we knew each game was going to be a battle - they’re two teams that are around us in the league,” said Fryers. "Its very close down there and we just want to get as many points as we can.”
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