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Boss On 'Flying' Barnsley

24 February 2016

Steve Davis says his side can upset the form book and get a result against his former club.

 Steve Davis says he will always have fond memories of his time with Barnsley Football Club but he will be looking to put a huge dent into their promotion aspirations on Saturday. The Tykes are on a terrific run of late, having won 9 of their last 12 matches in League One to really climb the table. They have also secured a place in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final in April where they will take on another of Steve’s former clubs Oxford United at Wembley.

Barnsley drew 0-0 at Bury last night to take them to 46 points. They are currently six points off the play-off places.

Steve told “I have some great memories from my time at Barnsley. It is a club that I have a great fondness for and the fans are very passionate about their football club.

“They are absolutely flying at the moment and they have just carried on since Lee (Johnson) left for Bristol City. The two that have taken over until the end of the season know the club and know the players, so they haven’t changed too much. It was been a smooth transition and that has helped them.

“They have hit some real consistent form and the loan signings they have made have helped them improve. They have given them a real boost and they have shown what can be achieved once you can find that real consistency.

“They have some really good players and have filled any gaps in the team with quality loan signings. They play football and it should be a god game. They keep the ball well and have players that are dangerous such as Winnall and Watkins.

He added: “They can cause you problems but we also have our own players who can cause them problems. We will have to play well to get a result but that is the case with every game at this level.”

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