Barnsley Analysis and Opinion

Barnsley assistant head coach Andreas Winkler has urged his side to guard against complacency, ahead of tonight’s game against Plymouth Argyle.

Argyle travel to Oakwell rock-bottom of League One and without a win so far.

Winkler on Plymouth 

The high-flying Tykes head into their game against Argyle off the back of an impressive 3-1 victory at Fleetwood. 

Plymouth on the other hand, are enduring their worst start to a season since 1981-82.

Despite their poor form, Andreas Winkler has insisted his side will take nothing for granted when Derek Adam’s side visit Oakwell.

He said:

“They don’t have a win so it makes them very dangerous.” 
“They had a really good season last season, so, despite the results not being good, the team is good.”
“If we don’t perform how we can then we could be the first team that they beat, so we need to be aware of their strengths. Anyone who thinks this will not be a tough game is wrong.”
“We know how they play and what their style is. They’re very direct, but it’s all about us. If we’re aggressive and everyone plays to their best then we will win. If not, then every opponent is dangerous.”
“We don’t want to be the first team that they beat, we’re aware of that. I think we’ll find 11 players on the pitch at the start who will fight for everything.”

The Reds assistant also revealed there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of tonight’s clash.

Winkler on sharing the goals 

Young winger Jacob Brown netted his first goal of the season during Barnsley’s victory over Fleetwood.

He became the Reds’ 8th different scorer in all competitions this season, but Winkler is still looking for more players to wade in with goals.

He said:

“We’ve been really impressed with him (Brown). We know about his pace and he’s always on a high level.”
“We need more players to score and we have one more (in Brown).”
“Jacob is one of the scorers and we need some more. More from defenders, midfielders and set pieces.” 
That is something we can improve in the future.”

Winkler also revealed he is delighted to have a fully fit squad to chose from.

On his options he said:

“We have to look at the opponent and what’s best for our style. I think it’s good to have players in the squad who are high in quality.”