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14 October 2020



14 October 2020

As he prepares to take interim charge from the Oakwell dugout for a second time in 12 months, Adam Murray spoke with the press.

It's as tough a first clash as could be expected for the caretaker coach, with league leaders, Bristol City visiting Oakwell for a 3pm kick-off in the Sky Bet Championship.

Murray was asked if he felt prepared for this second spell in the interim position, and he pointed to the circumstances being a lot different this time around.

"I think there are a lot of differences compared to a year ago." Murray explained.

"We are in a better place this time around, in terms of the group. Last time there were a lot more fires to put out, but this time it is just about tweaking a few things.

"Improving in terms of goals obviously and keeping up the good work Gerhard had implemented."

Adam believes it's been a positive week or so on the training ground as the Reds prepare for a tough period where over 21 days, the players will play seven fixtures back-to-back.

He spoke of an optimistic and intensive atmosphere throughout the group and hopes the little things worked on during the international break will make the difference against the high-flying Robins.

"The biggest challenge has been settling people's minds because we are a very tight group and we achieved something special last season. It took a few days to get our heads around things but we know that has gone.

"We have been focusing on getting players into positions where they can score goals and maybe not having them involved in the build-up so much.

"I am a lot clearer in my own mind this time, about what I want to do as a coach, but I don't want to confuse the players with too much change for when a new manager comes in." 

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