Barnsley have managed to gather an incredible run of momentum in the last few weeks. It has been helped by the goal by the striker Jason Scotland, who was signed a week before from Ipswich Town. It was only a few weeks ago that Barnsley appeared to have lost all hope in the possibility of staying up in the division. However, the arrival of David Flitcroft as the permanent manager of the club a few weeks ago has changed the fortunes completely. They are currently only a few points off safety and with momentum behind them.
Scotland scored the second goal for Barnsley in the 2-0 win over Millwall during the weekend. His goal came after Dagnall had given the club the lead in the 56th minute. The club are undefeated in the last two matches after going through a terrible run of form previously. Due to the fact that they are expected to bring in a few more players on the final day of the transfer window, things are looking extremely positive for Barnsley. The manager Flitcroft said after the match that he is extremely delighted to have a player like Jason Scotland in the team. The 33-year-old has great experience of playing in this division.
“Jason played his part. But I’m more excited about his quality on the ball, his passing, his movement – [he was] brilliant. His finish was exquisite, but I look at his all-round game, his intelligence, runs and link-up play and he said to me before the game: ‘Don’t worry about me Flick, I’ve got an unbelievable touch and my movement is great.’ I’ve only known him 24 hours, but there’s already an excitement round him and a calmness and I look forward to working with him because he might have found a home here,” said Flitcroft.