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8 April 2024



8 April 2024

The pre-match thoughts of our French defender, as the Reds head back on the road tomorrow evening in Sky Bet League One.

With defeat at the weekend - our first away from home since November - this Tuesday night presents the ideal opportunity to respond for a Barnsley outfit looking to secure a place in the end-of-season play-offs for a second consecutive campaign.

It's a trip to Hertfordshire for Neill Collins' side tomorrow night. They face a Stevenage team who have dropped out of those top six positions after an eight-game winless run. Nevertheless, it represents another tough test on the road for the Reds.

We caught up with Maël de Gevigney ahead of this one, and the 24-year-old centre-back admitted that he and his teammates are eager to use this fixture as a chance to react following Saturday's controversial defeat against Charlton Athletic.

He told us: "We didn't deserve to lose on Saturday. I believe we put in a good away performance but we were on the wrong end of decisions that have affected the result.

"We also know that we have to do better ourselves at times if we are going to achieve our goal this season.

"This is football. There's nothing we can do about that game now, but we can take that frustration into Tuesday night and hopefully return to winning ways."

Having gone the best part of five months without tasting defeat on their travels before Saturday's loss in the capital, de Gevigney is obviously confident going into tomorrow night.

There's also the added incentive of earning victory in a fixture that was called off at the last minute earlier in the season, with a sellout Reds crowd having already arrived in Stevenage.

"That was a real shame," Maël explained. "It's a long trip and to have the game cancelled like that, so close to kick-off, I had huge sympathy for our travelling supporters.

"I hope we can put in the sort of display that we're known for away from home and send the Reds fans back to Barnsley happy with another three points on the board.

"But Stevenage are a good team, they are also fighting for the play-offs so we are expecting another strong test tomorrow."

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