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14 October 2020



14 October 2020

Ahead of Saturday's clash with table-topping Bristol City, goalkeeper Jack Walton spoke to the assembled media at Oakwell.

Despite it still being early days in the 20/21 campaign there has been much to discuss in the opening weeks. 

Today's pre-match press conference was the first since the departure of Gerhard Struber, and Walton was asked about his time working under the Austrian and his decision to leave for New York.

"It's just football." Jack began.

"The manager did a good job when he came in last season, we did really well to stay in the division, but these things happen. 

"I've been here six or seven years and I'm not sure how many managers I've had in that time. But it's something you get used to as a player, that people will come and go.

"You've to be able to adapt to new situations."

The players had a few days off over the international break, ahead of a run of seven games in 21 days. The fixtures are about to come thick and fast and Walton admits that the focus for the squad is only on what they can affect.

He told us: "What goes off outside of the football isn't something we focus on. We have had a good week or so on the training ground with Adam (Murray). The players know him and enjoy the sessions, so it's not been too much of a change in that regard.

"We have a big game on Saturday and it's another big chance to get that first win on the board.

"It's only been four games, yet if we can all of a sudden pick up a few results, people will soon say we are a form team. That's how quickly it can change in football.

"There's white noise surrounding every club. We know what we are capable of."

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