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Stendel: "We will continue to improve."

Gaffer reflects on Addicks draw

18 August 2019

The Reds' Head Coach gave his reaction to the 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic.

Daniel Stendel was disappointed with the result following a late equaliser from visitors Charlton Athletic, but declared that he was pleased with the much improved performance after the previous two fixtures.

The Reds had hoped to get back to winning ways after two consecutive defeats and the game looked to be heading that way, but for for a late penalty awarded to the away side.

Stendel said: “We wanted to show that we can play much better than the other games, especially Tuesday night. To play with more passion. We did that.

“We’re disappointed with the result though, especially with the late penalty. We could have sorted the situation earlier, we were asleep there. But that’s the difference between League One and the Championship - here you get punished.

"But this was much better from us in terms of our performance, we will continue to improve.”

Match Reports

Charlton Report

17 August 2019

Defender Bambo Diaby was the player to unfortunately be penalised in the box after colliding with Addicks midfielder Conor Gallagher. A real shame for the Senegalese man who had been immense at the heart of the defence all game.

“Bambo is very disappointed but these things happen. He had defended so well, and in my opinion he was our best player today. He will recover, I am sure of that.”

Cauley Woodrow managed to open his Sky Bet Championship account for the Reds with a wonderful strike from outside the area to open the scoring. That was his 20th in Barnsley colours.

His coach was very pleased with the frontman’s performance.

“He played so much better than the last two games, we can all see he has the quality to help us in this league. It was the goal of the month!”

He wasn’t the only forward to get his first goal for the club this season either, as new signing Conor Chaplin was the second man on the scoresheet with a very cool, calm and collected finish past ‘keeper Dillon Phillips.

Another player who Daniel was very pleased with, telling us: “I hope he can take this confidence going forward and get more goals, he can definitely help us so much this season.”

The Reds do currently have several injuries at the moment with the likes of Kenny Dougall, Jacob Brown, Dani Pinillos and Alex Mowatt all yet to return to full fitness. All players that can have a hugely positive impact on the squad.

Mowatt, having picked up a knock in the South Yorkshire Derby, it was unclear as to how long he’d be on the sidelines for but Stendel is hopeful of having him back on the pitch sooner rather than later.

“We hope he can play on Tuesday but we aren’t sure, I’d say it is 50-50.”

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8 August 2019

Despite the Head Coach’s disappointment with the end result, the Reds managed to extend their unbeaten league run at Oakwell to 29 games. But their attention now turns to their away form with a trip to Birmingham City in midweek, a happy hunting ground in recent years.

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