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Aapo Halme previews Tigers clash

26 February 2020

Heading into Wednesday evening’s Sky Bet Championship clash at Hull City, Aapo Halme insists confidence in the Barnsley camp is sky high and the players are all pulling together to climb out of the bottom three.

The Reds have won their last two games and can potentially move within two points of safety – depending on results elsewhere – with victory at the KCOM Stadium.

“We have no egos in the dressing room; we are a team,” asserted Halme. “The belief has always been there and the boss has made a big difference in making things clear for us as players.

“The feeling is confidence right now, we have had a good couple of weeks with great results, but we have to continue the same way.”

Grant McCann’s side haven’t won in the league since beating Sheffield Wednesday on New Year’s Day – a run of form that has seen them drop from play-off contention to a possible relegation battle.

However, Halme says it will be a difficult encounter against the Tigers and that Barnsley must concentrate from the first whistle.

“Hull is another tough opponent,” continued the Reds’ centre-back. “This is a difficult league; anyone can beat anyone.

“An early goal could be the difference; I think that was key at Fulham. If we can do it there, we must approach games with that confident belief.

“The hardest part of all this is remaining focused. You need to be switched on every week, all the time. Any lapse in concentration is often punished. I think with the experience that Michael Sollbauer has brought to our defence, it’s become clearer, we are playing more simply, more responsibly.”

You can watch Aapo’s press conference on iFollow Barnsley.


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