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ADAM MURRAY PRE-MILLWALL

23 October 2020

Caretaker Head Coach, Adam Murray believes there are positives to take into Saturday's clash with Millwall in the capital.

The Reds travel to the Den to take on the in-form Lions in a 3pm kick-off this Saturday, and Adam Murray is confident that a win is just around the corner. 

Decent performances in the last two league outings still only garnered two points, but the caretaker reckons the squad is building positive momentum.

"There's no pressure on me or the players." Murray began.

"We go out there with a gameplan and try to play our football. I think we've put in some good performances and not got rewarded so far. 

"They (the players) were great Saturday, great on Wednesday and I'll only look to make changes based on energy. We've got a lot of games to play in such a short timeframe. 

"But I'm encouraged. It's a good group of players we have and I know we can compete with anyone."

Speculation continues to grow regarding the vacant Head Coach role, and Adam's name has been mentioned in relation to the vacancy. 

The 39-year-old former Mansfield Town boss says that whatever decision is made by the club, will be one he fully backs with his only motovation being to help Barnsley FC improve within his remit. 

"It's a different one for me, because I'm more of a club appointment, not a manager's appointment. My main aim is to make sure our players are constantly right, they're prepared and ready, and then if there's a manager in situ I will back him 100%. 

"If the club sees me as a candidate for the Head Coach role, be that now or in the future, it doesn't really affect my position and the work I do for Barnsley."

It's another tough away trip for the Reds this weekend. 

Millwall are 6th after a positive start to the new camaign, winning their last two fixtures against Wycombe Wanderers and Luton Town.

Murray is aware of the quality within Gary Rowett's side. 

"They're a good side who are really good at a number of things. 

"I like the staff down there, they have good football people at the club, and they can play in a number of different systems.

"So we know it's going to be a challenge. But we also know what we have in our changing room. 

"We'll go there looking for that first win. 

"I think a win would be huge for the players and staff. It would mean the world to me, because as a group we've put so much work in."


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