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JO LAUMANN ON FULHAM CHALLENGE

18 November 2021

Our assistant coach spoke to the press ahead of Saturday's trip south to the capital.

ON POYA ASBAGHI

“I didn’t know much about him beforehand, but I know he has had a good career, he has done a good job and now he has another good job here. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting him and working with him and Ferran. 

“I said it in the last weeks, I am still going to be a part of Barnsley, whatever happens. I was just going to give it my best for the club while I was in charge.”

ON DERBY AND HULL GAMES

“I think the whole idea was to be able to mix up our play where possible. We haven’t perhaps got the results so far, but we aren’t just a direct side or a passing team. 

“We have good footballers here who are technical and want to play. But it’s trying to be a hybrid of sorts, where you have the option to go long and play into the spaces if possible.

“I think we saw that against Derby in the first game, but after a good start in the next game, we lost our shape, our structure, and I’ll hold my hands up and say I couldn’t find the key myself to get us back into that game against Hull.”

PLAYER AVAILABILITY

“Carlton Morris has trained all week. He will be in the squad for sure. He could start the game, but we’ve not decided this yet. 

“Aapo is back training, but with the physios right now. It’ll be a little longer for him. And Obbi Oularé, he’s also trained fine with us all week so we’ll take a look in the next couple of days, try and find the right setup.

“We’re without Callum Brittain who is suspended and he’s a big miss for us. But it’s a chance for another player to make a claim for that position, and in Jordan Williams for example, we have a top player who we know we can rely on in numerous roles for the team.”

ON FULHAM

“They’re an exceptional team. They are full of experienced, Premier League talent. But these are the games we look forward to playing in, in front of a big crowd in a great stadium against an in-form side.

“We’ve shown in the past we can compete with these sides. We aren’t going there on a visit, just to travel. We are going down to Fulham to hopefully get another three points.”


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