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Bambo Diaby Reacts To Draw With Reading FC

12 December 2019

Central defender feels wins are coming for his hard-working side.

The Reds couldn’t capitalise on taking the lead against Reading on Wednesday evening, after being pegged back to draw the game 1-1. Cauley Woodrow netted early in the second half before another set-piece caused the damage, allowing the Royals to net an equaliser.

Defender, Bambo Diaby, feels his side are close to securing wins after recent performances but admits he’s disappointed to have only got the point on Wednesday night.

“The team did everything to try and win three points and were fighting until the last minute," Diaby explained, following the match. “It’s very disappointing to get one point, just one action has cost us. We need to fight like that all season and move our focus onto the next games.

“I feel we deserved more. When you are so close to the three points and you don’t get them, it’s very frustrating. We need to keep a positive mentality and keep going, the Championship is hard but it is very long, it’s not finished so we can still do this.”

After moving to Oakwell in the summer, the towering centre-half believes there is enough quality in the squad to beat the drop and there is time remaining to secure the wins needed, as long as everyone keeps the belief.

“Every game is very hard in this league," continued Diaby. "But, I believe in my team and this staff. When I come here for every training and every game, the players work so hard and you can see this. Every player that comes here comes with confidence to win the games, we do everything we can to try and win.

“Barnsley can stay up. Everything is possible. In my head there is no way anything is decided or finished, there are so many games and we can get these points. Everyone is wanting and fighting for the same things and until it is not possible, we have this possibility to get them.”

It’s now onto QPR at Oakwell this weekend, where a win will be needed to try and claw back the gap to the teams above.

“The team is disappointed with just one point from this game, but everyone on their heads know they don’t have time to be down. We must stay focused as we play again soon, so we have to keep fighting and learn for the next game against QPR on Saturday.”

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