Date: 20th July 2016 at 5:09pm
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Head coach Paul Heckingbottom was again left pleased following last night’s friendly clash against Cheltenham Town.

Making the trip to Whaddon Road, Barnsley took a three one victory on the day with goals coming from a Sam Winnall brace and second half substitute Shaun Tuton.

With a number of new signings on display there were plenty of positives to take from the match.

Cheltenham Town:

J Rose, J Barthram (J Lymn 77), J Jennings (M Bower 77), D Parslow (C), D O`Shaughnessy, H Pell (K Storer 77), A Hall, J Cranston (B Waters 60), J Rowe (A Morgan-Smith 60), D Holman, D Wright.

Barnsley:

A Davies, J Bree (C Evans 71), A White (A Yiadom 71), M Roberts (L Nyatanga 79), J Scowen, A Hammill (S Tuton 71), C Hourihane (C), S Winnall (E Lee), M Watkins, A Mawson, T Bradshaw (G Moncur 45).

Attendance: 758.

Speaking to the Official Site following the full time whistle, Heckingbottom said that he had been pleased to see the side pick up their fourth win of the preparation campaign so far, and he felt we were in good spirits going into the Everton friendly – but of course there were obviously elements that could be improved upon.

‘We were up and down, I thought there were some real good bits that showed what we`re all about, and some real sloppy bits towards the end. We`ll take away messages of what we did well, we played with real good energy and created good opportunities but we weren`t ruthless enough. So there`s a positive and a negative there. We got in great positions what we`ve been working on, but we didn`t kill the game off.’

He went on to say.

‘We could have had and should have had more shots which would have resulted in more goals. Then the flip side of that there was some good energy to win the ball back, and win the ball back quick which we`ve done in the four games well.’

Asked about the problems we had at points in the game, and a lack of link up and understanding between the players, he ended by saying that with new arrivals that rhythm is always interrupted but that’s another reason you have these games.

‘The new players coming in and not understanding what we`re about, it`s up to them to get up to speed and for us to make sure they get there because that`s the only thing we will accept on the pitch. No disrespect to the opposition and their game, but we should have won that 5-0, not 3-1.’

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