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Davies: "We'll learn from the last 20 minutes."

2 September 2018

The Reds' captain admitted his side could have made yesterday's game a lot easier but was delighted to record another victory.

Saturday's 2-1 victory over Gillingham at Oakwell extended the Reds' unbeaten start to the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One season. 

In a game that saw one-way traffic for the first hour or so, Barnsley were left hanging on slightly in the second half and the 26-year-old 'keeper felt the Reds were nearly the architects of their own undoing. 

"We're obviously all happy to get the three points," Davies told us post-match.

"But we made it hard for ourselves in the second half where we could have managed the game a bit better. Whether that's keeping the ball, limiting their chances, but at the end of the day we've dealt with it and it's another win, another three points and we've maintained our good start to the season.

"We need to cut out the sloppiness that we saw in that last 20 minutes though. I don't think Gillingham did too much differently during that spell, it was more us making it tough for each other. We were careless with the ball and rushing things when it wasn't necessary. But we take the points and we'll learn from that."

Match Reports

Gillingham Report

1 September 2018

It was a brace for Kieffer Moore that made sure the Reds took all three points in the game. 

He now has six goals in six games and Davies feels it's not a surprise as he knows how much work the players put in on the training ground.

The Welsh International said: "Everything the big man touches at the minute turns to gold. He's been working really hard in training, working on all areas of his game. And so it's nice to see that he's taking that onto the pitch on a Saturday. 

"As a team we were fantastic for the first 65, 70 minutes today, we mustn't forget that, and Kieffer played a big part of that obviously.

"It's about putting that kind of performance in for the full 90 minutes.

"We could have been three or fours goal to the good inside the first half hour such was our dominance so we need to put these games to bed when given the chance otherwise we could get bitten on the backside."

Club News

Davies Selected By Wales

29 August 2018

Reds supporters won't see Adam in goal for the next couple of fixtures as he joins up today with the Welsh squad who have UEFA Nations League games against Republic of Ireland and Denmark coming up.

Davies has had his own fine start to the new season and talked about his pride in being selected for his country once again but stated that he has faith in the Reds coping without him.

"I put in a couple of saves but that's what I'm there to do," he explained. 

"It's proud to get recognition and when I was told I'd been called up the other day I was over the moon about it. 

"So I'm looking forward to going away with Wales now and hoping I can impress during the trip.

"It's not ideal to be missing games for Barnsley but we've got a strong squad here and I'm sure the lads will cope, that those stepping in will stake their claims."

 

Watch Adam's post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley


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