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26 September 2021

Following our 1-0 loss at Blackpool on Saturday, Liam Kitching insists that he and his teammates need to be better in order to start picking up points in the Sky Bet Championship.

Having created very little in the first half, the Reds improved after the restart but were unable to take their chances on a frustrating afternoon at Bloomfield Road that saw Dominik Frieser, Victor Adeboyejo, Cauley Woodrow and Michał Helik all come close to scoring.

“It was a disappointing result for everyone,” said our Kitching. “All we can do is apologise to the fans; the support was fantastic – to bring 3,000 to Blackpool, what more can you ask for? It’s just a shame we couldn’t perform for them. 

“It didn’t really click for us; we started slow but, in the second half, we came out a bit better and had a few chances and, if we put them away, it might be a different story but we need to be better than that.”

Barnsley’s next assignment sees struggling Nottingham Forest visit Oakwell on Wednesday evening as we aim to turn our fortunes around as soon as possible.

Kitching is hoping that the Reds can put in a performance to help galvanise the supporters and everyone at the club so we can start climbing the table once more.

“We need to look back on this game and see what we need to sort out, but it’s good that we’ve got three games this week to show the fans that we won’t be playing like that week-in, week-out,” asserted our centre-back.

“It’s always a pleasure to play at Oakwell and, when the fans are behind you, there’s no stadium like it. We need to show them and make them the 12th man and really start kicking on now.”

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

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