Date: 20th October 2015 at 12:18pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has called on Barnsley to stand up and be counted given we are now on the worst losing streak since he came into the job.

Speaking to the media in his pre Walsall press conference, the gaffer is quoted by the Yorkshire Post as saying that he didn’t feel the fans should be unduly concerned at this moment in time, but obviously with three straight League One defeats, he’s looking for a reaction from the players and he’s confident he’ll get one – as for him each of our losses on another day would’ve been victories.

‘We need players to stand up and be counted, whether they are 18 and on loan or 27 and have been here for two or three years. And they will. I have lost no faith in them. There has been a couple of games this year when we have been unfortunate and a couple in which the timing has been unfortunate.’

Johnson went on to say that with an experienced group sometimes they have the savvy to get over the line and pick up points and stick in games at nil nil, but we have players learning their trade so it’s to be expected at points, but he appreciates at three on the spin people will start asking where will the next win come from.

‘But we have won a fair few games this season, although half of them have been in the cup. That is probably something people forget. But we are still competing on all fronts and Walsall is a good game as they are a good side and will come out and play.’

Conor Hourihane is obviously out for tonight’s match and Marley Watkins remains a doubt ahead of the game as well following the knock that saw him substituted in the last match against Southend United.

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