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2 October 2020



2 October 2020

Ahead of Saturday's clash with Boro on Teesside, Reds' Head Coach, Gerhard Struber faced the press at Oakwell.

With media speculation continuing to link the Head Coach with jobs elsewhere, he was naturally asked about his own future.

Gerhard reiterated the same message from last week when asked.

“My focus is the same as last week - on our game on Saturday." He told the journalists present.

“That is the only concentration for me and for my boys. This is football and there is always attention and speculation. But it is only about the match against Middlesbrough for us.

“I am confident after a very good training week that we will be ready for another tough game against a big opponent.”

The transfer window remains open and the Reds have been linked with numerous players over the last few weeks.

With four players signed earlier in the window, Struber has admitted the club would like to add at least another forward player, and that he's sure the Reds will land the right man.

He said: “That is in the hands of our owners, and we remain confident of getting the right players in before the end of the window.

“We all know what is needed. 

“But I have a very good squad here, I have full faith in my boys and in the future. We will not just bring players in that do not improve or add to our group.”

Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough sees the Reds up against wily veteran Neil Warnock.

The former Sheffield United boss has just recovered from COVID-19 and is set to take charge of his 1,500th league game at the weekend.

“I am looking forward to competing with one of the greats of the English game in Neil Warnock." Struber told us.

“In our last meeting he wasn’t in a healthy way but it is very good to know that he’s now feeling much better and will be in position on Saturday in ‘Boro. 

“He is a very experienced coach and I’m sure the game will be another big challenge for us. But we must take confidence of our EFL Cup victory there recently."

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