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17 October 2021

Following our narrow 1-0 defeat at Reading on Saturday afternoon, Markus Schopp feels his side need a little bit more luck in front of goal.

Barnsley played some lovely football throughout the game in Berkshire, registering seven attempts on target, but just couldn’t find a way through in a frustrating encounter.

“I saw a Barnsley team that tried their best from the first second to score and win, to make an important win,” said Schopp, speaking to iFollow Barnsley. “Even in the second half, we had big chances at the beginning and then it’s a film already seen a couple of times this season. 

“There are a couple of minutes where we lose our focus when we are really strong and it’s enough for a team like Reading to score. We didn’t have the luck at the end that we can make the equaliser.

“That, right now, is the situation, and it’s a tough one.”

In a relatively even contest, it was the Reds who created more openings in the final third with both Cauley Woodrow and Victor Adeboyejo coming close on a couple of occasions, while Callum Brittain saw his effort crack off the upright.

However, the Royals were able to take their one clear-cut chance as John Swift stole a march to drill home with 13 minutes remaining.

“I think we created a lot but, for me, it’s not enough,” continued our Head Coach. “If we don’t score, we have to create much more. We were in the box a lot of times and we tried to punish them, but the reality is that we have to create much more at the moment to succeed. 

“This is a situation that we have to work on.”

You can watch Markus’ post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.

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