Following Wednesday evening’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff City, Victor Adeboyejo says it is encouraging that the Reds’ hard work on the training ground is paying off in the final third.
Both Mads Andersen and Cauley Woodrow netted from well-worked set-piece routines and it is certainly an area that Barnsley have improved in since Valérien Ismaël took charge in October.
“Set-pieces and crosses into the box – that’s what the manager wants and it’s what we worked on during the week,” said Adeboyejo. “We’re getting more crosses into the box to give the attackers an opportunity to challenge for things. Obviously, it’ll be pleasing for the manager to see that come off on the pitch and pleasing for us to see the rewards of our training.”
Our powerful forward is enjoying a consistent run in the team since the turn of the year, starting our last four fixtures in all competitions as he continues to catch our Head Coach’s eye.
The 23-year-old has shown his qualities on a number of occasions and his ability to bully defences, and he insists his presence in the starting 11 is positive for his own confidence and to help develop fluid relationships with his teammates within games.
“As a player, that’s all you can ask for; to get a run in the team, find your feet in the team and where your place is,” continued Adeboyejo. “Everyone who has put their work rate in are having an opportunity with the gaffer, so it’s nice to be given a chance and a run in the team.
“It helps build relationships with other forward players and other players on the pitch. The relationships with the wing-backs and midfielders in terms to run and where to move, so it can only get better.”
You can watch Victor’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.