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Gerhard Struber previews QPR clash

13 December 2019

Gerhard Struber believes Barnsley are gradually adapting to his style of play and methods.

The Reds’ Head Coach, speaking ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers, says his side will start picking up more points if they can maintain their concentration levels for 90 minutes.

Barnsley could close the gap to the teams around them with victory at Oakwell on Saturday, which would give the Austrian a return of seven points from a possible nine on home soil.

“It’s a very close situation between many teams,” said Struber. “We are very close to winning and we need to focus for 90 minutes so we can get three points. But we need a top performance from every player so we have a good chance to win.

“It will be a difficult game; they have two very fast wingers and an interesting tactical plan in the build-up. We need to create a good performance and a good result – the players have to reach their limits so we can get three points.”

The Reds head into this fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw against Reading on Wednesday night, with Cauley Woodrow’s opener cancelled out by Lucas João in South Yorkshire.

But Barnsley, as on so many occasions this season, were perhaps deserving of more from the encounter, and Struber admits that his side are eager to rectify this against Rangers on Saturday.

“The players are very frustrated; we didn’t have concentration and weren’t focussed to clear the ball,” continued the Reds’ Head Coach. “This is a mistake that keeps happening and it’s time to end these situations; it’s our responsibility to do this.

“I am very hopeful that we can create a good game and, in the end, have a very good result.”

You can watch Gerhard’s full press conference on iFollow Barnsley.

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