Date: 4th December 2013 at 12:55pm
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Barnsley recorded their first away win of the season thanks to goals from McCourt and Mellis that saw the reds beat Brighton by two goals to one.

Caretaker boss Micky Mellon did his chances of landing the job permanently no harm whatsoever with this rare away victory.

I would advise the Barnsley board not to get carried away just yet. Look at Sheffield Wednesday last night. Quite often there is an immediate impact when a manger is sacked but it does not necessarily mean that the caretaker is the man for the job.

Perhaps he could be though. There are rumours that Mellon was responsible for the high tempo pressing game that brought success last season and that Flicker wanted to go back to a more patient style this season. Whether that is true I don`t know.

I liked the team selection last night. Despite having five in midfield it seemed to have a more attacking look to it with Mellis, McCourt and Cywka operating behind Tudgay. He has found a way to play all three and still have solid foundations behind and this has been needed for a while.

Mellon has earned the right to take charge of the next game but I would urge the board not to rush in to any decisions regarding appointing a permanent manager.