Date: 29th October 2015 at 5:32pm
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Dan Crowley came to Barnsley with a big reputation, and should have a bright future ahead of him, but, and as far as I can see we’ve not had anything officially confirmed by either club, his loan deal from Arsenal has been cut short with him sent back to the Gunners early?

Reports in the Mirror this week said Lee Johnson’s decided he doesn’t feel the 18-year-old is ‘ready for senior football’ at this point and as a result he’s back with his parent club even though his loan was due to run until January.

The Sheffield Star also followed this up with a report too with Johnson deciding the loaning of a more experienced option is needed, with this something he’s aiming to do in the coming days as Barnsley look to arrest the alarming slide in form that’s seen the Reds drop into the bottom four.

Crowley’s exit might not be ‘official’ at the moment but one exit Johnson definitely doesn’t want to see at Oakwell is his own!

He’s spoken, also in to Sheffield Star with an exclusive, about the poor run of form, which has seen Barnsley beaten in five-matches on the spin, which is a run he knows must end, and sooner rather than later as the pressure builds on him.

The Head Coach says he’s still ‘very committed’, along with the players, to turning things around and with a lot to prove he ‘believes he can.’

‘I’m very committed and desperate to turn our poor form around – as are all the players. I still feel I’ve got a lot to prove, but I believe I can.

‘I’m not feeling at my best because I want to do well and I really do believe I can bring success to this club.

‘Football’s tough, but that’s why love it. You have spells like this as a manager and you have to stay strong to come through them. Being a manager is a difficult job, but that’s why there’s only so many people can do it.’

Pressure is something he added comes with the territory with everyone hurting at the moment but the ability to deal with the ‘bad times’ and not just ‘the good’ is something he can and with the spirit still high in the squad things can be turned around, starting at Scunthorpe of Saturday.

‘Yes, it’s pressured and intense, but you have to be able to deal the bad times as well as the good.

‘We’re all hurting because we’re not getting the results we want right now, but I don’t think we’re far off. It’s a case of fine tweaking and maybe adding in a couple of areas.

‘It’s just been a really bad run, which has been horrible for all of us. It’s not great for confidence, but to be fair the lads are in good spirits because they know we can turn things around.’

A win, however it comes even if it comes as the result of that clich├ęd goal ‘off somebody’s backside’ is desperately needed and he’ll take that at Glanford Park as ‘a win changes’ everything.

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