Barnsley boss Danny Wilson says that his team must prove their performance if they are to sustain promotion challenge throughout the campaign. The boss was speaking after the 4-1 win over Gillingham. Despite having scored a healthy number of goals to improve their goal difference, Wilson was not happy with the performance of his players in the first half. This is despite Barnsley going into the half-time break with a 2-0 advantage. They scored two more goals in the second half, but a goal from Kedwell in the 74th minute took off their clean sheet record.
After having played five matches in the new season so far, Barnsley are yet to keep a clean sheet. This will be a worrying record for Wilson, who prepares his team to take on Yeovil Town in an away match on Saturday. Still, Wilson will have reasons to be confident especially given that his team have now stayed unbeaten in the last three matches, which looked unthinkable at the start of the campaign after two successive home defeat. As a result of the seven points from the last three encounters, Barnsley have moved up to 5th in the table. However, three points against a team that has only one win this season is not exactly confidence inspiring.
“Of course I’m delighted, you can’t not be pleased with four goals at home in front of your own fans and obviously three points. But I’m a funny old so-and-so in one respect because I’m never satisfied. I thought in the first half we could’ve done a lot better, we didn’t have that urgency about us that we needed. Although we got ourselves two-nil up, we weren’t firing on all cylinders at that stage. At half-time I had a few words with the players because I thought we were playing within ourselves,” said Wilson.