Full-back Jordan Williams says Barnsley need to be more ruthless following Tuesday evening’s 1-0 loss at home to Birmingham City.
The Reds had opportunities to take all three points from the encounter, but were unable to break down a resolute visiting backline before being punished late on.
“It’s a tough pill to swallow,” said Williams. “I think there was nothing in the game between both sides, but we just need to be better in both boxes and be more clinical.
“It’s the basics, really, as a team. We need to keep plugging away and get some points on the board. That’s all we can do, really.”
Up next for Barnsley is a stern examination at high-flying Fulham on Saturday, with the Cottagers potentially looking for revenge from the opening day defeat at Oakwell.
However, the Reds’ defender admits morale is low at the moment following a fourth defeat in five Sky Bet Championship games that sees his side nine points from safety.
“We’re down as a group; there’s not much you can say,” continued the 20-year-old. “Mistakes are costing us and we need to cut them out of our game because, if we don’t then it’s just going to carry on and the mood will keep going down. We’ve got to pick ourselves up for Saturday and hope the fans keep backing us and keep shouting.
“It’s a sucker punch, the way we lost. There’s 14 games left in the season and we need to keep fighting until the end.”