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Stendel: "I'm so proud of them all."

18 March 2019

Reds Head Coach Daniel Stendel spoke of the pride he has in his players following Friday night’s 0-0 draw at Doncaster Rovers.

With his squad stretched to the limit by injuries and suspensions, Stendel sent out a pretty patched up side for the South Yorkshire derby clash. 

Losing midfield lynchpin Kenny Dougall early in the first half only added to the issue, but the Gaffer was satisfied with the result at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“I was very proud of the performance of my team,” Stendel stated, post-match.

“Okay, we can play better, but we had four players injured, two suspended and Jordan Williams, Zeki Fryers and Victor Adeboyejo have played maybe one or two games this year. 

“We needed them to come in for this game and in the first half, Doncaster played well with so much pressure and we had a bit of luck to get us through to half-time.

“In the second half, we controlled the game and deserved to take a point. There was no chance that they could keep up the level of pressure for so long, which we saw. 

“But it was a tough game, the result was fair I feel. We hope Doncaster play this well against the other top teams.”

It was a sixth clean sheet in succession for the Reds, and the unbeaten league run extended to 18 games.

Stendel told us that he was happy with all of his players who made sure that they remained solid in the face of a tough opponent and maintained Barnsley’s superb form.

“Adam Davies kept us in the game, especially in the first half," continued the Reds' Head Coach.

“But it’s about teamwork. I’m talking about all of our players, I’m so proud of them all. Not just Davo or the defenders, but all players. 

“They worked so hard against the ball and that’s why we’re getting clean sheets and staying unbeaten.

“All we can focus on is our games and doing what we need to do. We have some rest now and then we go on our way at Walsall.”

You can watch Daniel's full post-match reaction on iFollow Barnsley.

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