Barnsley recorded their first victory since the opening weekend of the season with an impressive 3-1 victory over Hull City at Oakwell.

It was also Gerhard Struber’s first win since taking charge of the Yorkshire club, but it was not enough to move them off the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table.

Alex Mowatt, Mike Bahre and Conor Chaplin were on the scoresheet for the Tykes, with youngster Keane Lewis-Potter scoring Hull’s solitary goal.

Speaking about the win, Struber was quick to describe the win as a “small step in the right direction.”

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As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “It was a very important game. The last days were very difficult for the mindset for my players. We have a clear plan for what we want and we have a very good conviction and self-confidence.”

“I speak a lot in the last days with my players and I think the right plan on the field and the right character was the key for the result and the good performance. I am very proud of my boys and I am happy. I am here for 10 days and this is our first small step in the right direction.”

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“The support from the fans is always important but now very important and I’m happy with our fans. The next week we have a long week and I hope the next game away we have a top performance again.”

Hull City manager Grant McCann felt slightly different emotions to his managerial counterpart. Talking about his side’s defeat, he said: “We couldn’t pass the ball from A to B, we were lacklustre. Everything was a bit rushed and we had no real calmness. Overall I’m really frustrated.”

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“We’ve been on a decent run and today we’ve come back down to earth. That’s the Championship, if you don’t perform you will get beat. I’m so disappointed for the travelling fans because apart from young Keane’s goal we have given them absolutely nothing to shout about.”


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