Date: 18th November 2015 at 9:41am
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Manager Lee Johnson has said he feels Barnsley just need that one win to bring an end to our current form, and then he’s confident we will kick on again and get ourselves on a run of positives results.

Speaking to The Star ahead of this weekend’s return to Boundary Park, despite dominating effectively all but one of the statistics in the game against Port Vale we are second from bottom and on our worst losing run since 1959 – eight on the trot.

Blaming silly mistakes at both ends of the pitch, the gaffer was as determined as ever that this would turn around for us.

‘We`ve just got to win – we all know that. And I do think when we get that win – and we will – that the tide will turn for us. When you`re flying the confidence is great and you don`t second guess anything. But when you`re losing and on a run like this you are probably second-guessing things and that`s led to a lot of mistakes. However, we`re still alive and we`ve got to keep fighting.’

Johnson went on to say the first aim is obviously to get the win by any means necessary to draw a line under things and lift confidence for everybody at the club, and then get out of the bottom four as things will then improve on a perception front.

But other than that, that’s as far as he’s looking at the minute.

‘The first aim is get that win and get out of the bottom four. We can`t look any further ahead than that at the moment. But I`m sure we`ll do that and we all know that a win stops the rot and gives everybody a lift. Me, the players and of course the fans.’

With some boos ringing out following the last game, Johnson was also asked the question about that and he was honest enough to say that he has to take disappointment and stick on the chin when the team aren’t performing, as it’s his job to make sure they perform.

‘I`m a big boy, I know football is all about winning – and we`re not doing that at the minute. I`ve seen a losing run like this before. As a player and as a manager, but all you can do is keep fighting and doing what you believe in. I talk to people for guidance, but I`m my own man and I`m doing everything I can to help us get out of this situation. I`ve had loads of messages of support – and I`ll just keep going.’

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