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Stendel: "We are happy with the points we have collected."

20 September 2018

Daniel Stendel is urging Barnsley to get back to winning ways after his side suffered their first Sky Bet League One defeat of the season on Saturday.

The Reds came unstuck at Coventry City but will be looking to extend their unbeaten home run when Burton Albion visit Oakwell this weekend.

“In our last two home games, the opposition came here with a lot of respect, changed their formation and it wasn’t easy for us to create chances,” said Stendel. “But that is normal when you have played so well at the start of the season and we are favourites, but we need to find solutions to win the games.

“We have had chances to win – more than the opposition, but that is still too much for us; we need to do more defensively from the strikers to the goalkeeper to make it difficult for them.

“It’s normal that you lose games, but better later than earlier – I could have waited for 30 games, but it was a moment that we will remember. We need to get back to how we played in the first games and the players understand this.

“We have 38 games left so it is still early. We are happy with the points we have collected and with our situation in the table.”

Burton travel to South Yorkshire on the back of an impressive victory over Sunderland at the weekend, but the Brewers have only picked up one point on the road this season.

Nigel Clough’s side currently sit 14th in League One following their relegation from the Championship in May, but ran out 2-1 winners on their last outing at Oakwell back in February.

“My experience is that not all teams adapt the same to being relegated or coming into a new league,” continued the Reds’ Head Coach. “I think we are both good teams with good players. I hope we are better – I think we are better – and I hope we can show it on the pitch. That is the goal for Saturday.

“Burton are a very physical team who like to play simply and are good mentally, too. They know what they want and we hope we can show what we want. I think it will be an interesting game and I hope we can win.

“I don’t really know a lot about Burton’s squad from last year; I’ve just been told that it’s mostly the same as last season. We also have a lot of players from last season, in the Championship, and it’s a chance for the young players that have talent to show what they can do and develop into good players.”

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