Fleetwood Town take on Barnsley this Saturday in Sky Bet League One, with only two points separating the two sides.
Town come into this weekend’s game on the back of only the side’s second league defeat of the 2018/19 season. The red and whites are looking to bounce back with a win in front of their home fans.
Joey Barton spoke to the press on Thursday morning and talked about Barnsley and their treats, the results and how it can help build a culture and much more.
Head coach Joey Barton said…
“We have a big challenge ahead of us in a very good Barnsley team, and it is a game we are very capable of winning.
“Results are important to build that culture and we’ve had some real positives ones, along with some kicks up the backside and it will be interesting to see how we respond from Saturday.
“They [Barnsley] are a very strong side in this division, but just like ourselves, there are going through a sticky time and again, when we look at the footage and what personal we have on offer, it is more than winnable.”
Barnsley’s Assistant Head Coach Andreas Winkler said…
“I saw them at Scunthorpe – Daniel and I went to the game and they’re a very good side with an aggressive style manager, so the players are also aggressive. They have lots of individual quality, so we’re expecting a strong team.
“We expect a tough match, so we have solutions for every option – if they stay deep or if they press us high. It’s been 10 or 12 weeks since we started, so we have improved ourselves in different plays, ball possession, finishing and creating chances.”
2018/19 Sky Bet League One Form (Last five matches L-R):
Fleetwood Town: L D D W D (Currently 10th on 13 points)
Barnsley FC: L D W D W (Currently 7th on 15 points)
Barnsley’s Danger Man
Kieffer Moore, who started off his career in the youth set-up at Torquay United, has also played for Conference South side Truro City, Dorchester Town, Forest Green Rovers and Ipswich Town.
After a number of years in the lower leagues, the forward moved to Yeovil Town in 2013 and spent two years down South. He scored his first senior goal in the club’s 4-0 victory over Leyton Orient in the third round of the FA Cup.
With time in Norway at Tippeligaen side Viking, he moved back to England to Forest Green Rovers and in 2017, moved to Rotherham United on a loan deal. He scored a hat-trick on his home debut and went on to score 10 more in the season.
Barnsley came calling in January 2018, and the striker scored his first goal in February in their 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion.
Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town go into Saturday’s match against Barnsley with odds of 11/4 to pick up all three points.
Barnsley are priced at 19/20 to win away from home, with a draw at 5/2.
Town failed to score in their last match away, but at home in recent matches there have been goals. For Ched Evans to score at any time, the odds are currently at15/8, with Wes Burns – who is back from suspension, priced at 7/2.
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