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Pressley: We need to be creative in the attacking department

23 October 2015

Town take on Lee Johnson's Barnsley this weekend

Steven Pressley wants his Town side to be more creative in the attacking department when they travel to Oakwell on Saturday afternoon.

The Scotsman saw his side lose 3-0 to Sheffield United on Tuesday evening, and is hoping they can offer more of an offensive threat against the Tykes.

Barnsley fell at home to Walsall in midweek, as they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat at the hands of Dean Smith’s side.

Ahead of the game, Pressley said: “We’ll be going to Barnsley on Saturday to win, that’s for sure. I know Lee very well and have played with him in the past.

“He’s had a really impressive start to his managerial career and is obviously having a little bit of a difficult time with it as of late.

“From a managerial perspective though you learn your greatest lessons during your most difficult periods, so for him it’s a great learning curve.

“But for us we have to carry out the many defensive aspects that we did on Tuesday, but be far more creative offensively.

“If we do that then I think we can win many games this season. If we get the balance and the consistency in that then we’ll pick up a run of positive results.”

Having put four past Burton Albion last weekend, Pressley is now looking for his attackers to replicate that form this weekend.

“We’ve got options available to us but still lack blistering speed in the attacking areas. That’s an area in time we’ll certainly have to address.

“If we are going to be a team that is quick on the transition then you need speed in your side. Long term it’s an area we’re looking to improve.

“Short term though we’ve got good options and it’s about the consistency of that because the players proved against Burton that we can be a dangerous threat.

“The Sheffield United game had all the defensive work we’d done on the Saturday, but without the icing on the cake and we really have to bring that.

“I want us to be a really well organised and difficult side to beat, and on the moments of transition we can really excite our supporters.”

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