After winning only six games all season, Barnsley FC seem dead and buried at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table. When Danny Wilson took over in December, he faced a challenge that perhaps wouldn’t be taken on by other managers.
Barnsley have had a very tough season, even from day one under former manager David Flitcroft. The Reds lost 4-0 at home to Wigan on the opening day of the season and didn’t win in the league until the last game of August, when they won 2-1 against local rivals Huddersfield Town.
However, the South Yorkshire side couldn’t capitalise on that victory, and their next point didn’t come until October, when they scrambled a 1-1 draw against Reading after an equaliser from Chris O’Grady.
But the Reds couldn’t string a set of results together and still found themselves in the wrong half of the table.
Wins and points were few and far between for Barnsley and still the losses overwhelmed the wins and draws under new manager Wilson.
However, Barnsley have helped themselves out of trouble a little. A 3-1 win last night at Reading leaves them with 11 points out of a possible 30. But, the Reds still have a mountain to climb to secure Championship safety, even though they’re only 3 points from safety.
27 points are still up for grabs for the South Yorkshire side, and Championship safety is still available to grasp. None the less, the task is still difficult to overcome.