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Stendel: "It's good to change the trend of recent results."

28 October 2018


Stendel: "It's good to change the trend of recent results."

28 October 2018

The Reds' Head Coach spoke positively following yesterday's 1-0 victory over Bristol Rovers at Oakwell.

The Reds moved up to fourth in the Sky Bet League One table with another home win courtesy of an Alex Mowatt screamer early in the first half.

Whilst Barnsley weren't on top form, they probably could have added to that solitary goal against a well-drilled Bristol Rovers side who weren't without the odd chance to score themselves.

Daniel Stendel admitted that whilst his side weren't at their flowing best, they were good enough to win and earn another, welcome clean sheet.

“I thought it was a good performance,” Stendel said post-match.

“Not our best performance, but an important one. It was very important that we won the game, and I believe we were the right winner on the day.

“Bristol Rovers have in 97 minutes just two chances, no more. We had six or seven good chances to score and we take one.

“It’s not easy for us after the last two games that we didn’t win.

“The players’ self-confidence has taken a blow and so today it’s a big win and step back to how we want to play.”

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27 October 2018

There has been criticism in some quarters after back-to-back away defeats in the last week. 

But Stendel is nothing if not honest, and admits his side weren't good enough in those two games.

He spoke about getting his players to compete and praised his side for a welcome clean sheet without the services of the injured Kenny Dougall.

“I don’t think the Charlton game was a bad performance. We were beaten by a better team on the day. Things didn’t go for us on that day and sometimes this happens in football.

“Shrewsbury wasn’t good enough, that was a bad performance.

“Today we win with one goal, it’s a clean sheet and that’s positive from a defensive view so today was the best result.

“We want to play our style and to win every game, but other teams want to stop us. Again today it wasn’t easy.

“But it’s another three points and with losing Kenny Dougall it shows we have players who can come in and still help us get the wins we will need.”

The Reds moved up to fourth after this latest victory but the German Head Coach repeated what he's said previously.

He won't be getting carried away by results, good or bad as Barnsley prepare for a tough run of fixtures that will soon be arriving every three days.

As he explained, saying: “It’s a long season, and I say this all the time, but there’s so many games to play and where we are right now doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where we finish.

“It’s good of course that we win today and go up to fourth in the league, but mainly because it’s good to change the trend after the last two matches.

“We have another home game next week which we’ll be looking to win as well. With our supporters behind us we can achieve our goals.”

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