Date: 27th October 2015 at 7:42pm
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I don’t think Lewin Nyatanga would be alone in ‘not expecting’ the run Barnsley have been on of late to have happened, which has left the Reds in the relegation places and far from the expectancy of the challenge this season was ‘meant’ to bring.

As he’s told the Sheffield Star though there’s still plenty of time to turn things around and he believes Barnsley will!

Nyatanga said he can’t ‘put his finger’ on why things are going the way they are with the defeat to Fleetwood, who leapfrogged Barnsley after the weekend victory to move out of the relegation places, pushing the Reds into the bottom four with that defeat ‘tough to take.’

‘Any defeat is tough to take, especially because of the position we’re in. So losing to Fleetwood doesn’t make things any easier for us.

‘I don’t think we performed at all. It’s hard to put your finger on one thing, but I think we just didn’t perform collectively and individually. And so that’s disappointing.’

This run of five defeats on the spin is the worse run of results since August 2009 with the pressure growing on all concerned at Oakwell.

He added he’s well aware losing five-matches in a row, expected or not, isn’t ‘acceptable’ and this run has to stop quickly.

‘I couldn’t see us losing five league games in a row, definitely not. At the start of the season everyone had high hopes.

‘At the start of the season we played very well despite not picking up in a lot of games. But you never expect to lose five games in a row – and we know that’s not acceptable. We need to stop that as soon as possible.’

A result will be taken, however it comes against Scunthorpe who are next up for the Reds at Glanford Park on Saturday where Nyatanga will take a ‘terrible performance’ if it brings a win!

Wouldn’t we all!

This win, even it is that ‘ugly one’ or whatever the defender is after will give Barnsley a foot hold with him then targeting consistency to move up the table, which he’s confident enough will be the case.

Barnsley have no divine right not to be in a relegation battle but at this stage this is looking as if this is the case, with him finishing by saying this isn’t something the Reds should be ‘anywhere near.’

‘It’s not nice going into the bottom three. For a club this size we should not be anywhere near.’

A win, somehow and someway from anywhere is needed….and fast!

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