Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber has given fans hope of avoiding relegation after admitting his players’ mindsets are changing.

The Tykes are rock bottom of the Sky Bet Championship and four points behind 23rd placed Wigan Athletic after squandering a one goal lead at home to Reading to draw 1-1.

Cauley Woodrow looked to have given the Reds only their second win of the season after his 58th minute strike but the Royals fought back to secure a point thanks to Lucas Joao’s goal 14 minutes from time.

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Struber admitted being was “angry” to concede the equaliser but was positive about his team’s chances of avoiding relegation.

He told FourFourTwo: “I am very disappointed for this one point,” said Struber. “We need three points. The performance, especially in the first half, was very good. We created a lot of chances.

“The opponent had no control over the game, on the ball or off the ball.

“The equaliser from a set play is very bitter. The focus in this situation is not 100 per cent, but we learned from the last game. This is the next step.

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“In Cardiff we had the feeling maybe we can lose the game and I think in this game we had the mindset at the end that we must push to win, which is positive.

“We work hard in training on these situations but we need to keep the mentality and the clear focus.

“I am a little angry about this equaliser. This is a present for the opponent and I am angry because of this.”

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