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MADS ANDERSEN PRE-FOREST

24 January 2022

The skipper looks ahead to tomorrow night's Sky Bet Championship clash with in-form Nottingham Forest.

ON THE WEEKEND

“It was disappointing because I felt we created a lot of chances, some good opportunities and it’s proof that we need to improve in both boxes, to be more clinical. 

“It is a frustrating time, but this is the situation we find ourselves in and all we can do is look to work hard and improve our performances.

“We did some good things in the last game, that we can take into the future. But defensively we need to be better, it was too easy for Birmingham.”

HOW TO IMPROVE

“Two goals conceded is too much in my opinion. I understand the need for more goals, but it’s about clean sheets for me and that has to improve. 

“I just want to keep improving. I still feel like I am. I’ve returned well from my injury and now I want to help lead us out of trouble.”

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

“I’ve become a man in the last few years.

“There have been lots of ups and downs as we know. But it’s all part of my life, part of my development.

“I enjoy learning, not just my football, but in my life and as a human being. We are on a journey as both footballers and people. It’s helped me grow up the last few years.

“I need to improve my mentality, from a football perspective I would like to get better on the ball, my build-up from the back.”

ON HIS OWN FUTURE

“I can’t look into the future. My focus is on the current, and that’s getting Barnsley up the table. I’m a professional and I want to concentrate only on what’s happening right now. 

“We are a young group, but we are a positive group. We still believe in each other and that we have plenty of opportunity to turn this season around. 

“As a captain now, and as one of the older guys, it’s up to me to help lead and drive us forward. I enjoy this responsibility, it’s an honour to be captain of this club and this team.”

FOREST MATCH

“Every game now needs to be treated like a cup final. We’ve managed to do this before, just a couple of years ago when we were even further behind. 

“It will be a big lift if we can get the three points tomorrow night at Nottingham Forest. Nobody expects us to win, but I don’t care about that. 

“We are going there trying our best, I am confident in my teammates.”


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