Flitcroft getting to know fans

David Flitcroft is looking forward to getting to know the Barnsley fans after being installed as the club's new manager until the end of the season.

Last Updated: 22/01/13 at 14:54 Post Comment

David Flitcroft: Eager to show the fans who he is

David Flitcroft: Eager to show the fans who he is

Flitcroft spent 18 months as former boss Keith Hill's number two at Oakwell after the pair moved from Rochdale together in the summer of 2011, but is hoping to forge his own relationship with the supporters after being handed the job permanently last week.

"While I've been here the fans haven't really seen who I am and what I'm about," Flitcroft said.

"Hopefully they'll do that now, they'll see that I'm a very loyal man, I can learn, I can listen, I can be flexible and whatever it takes to get this club moving in the right direction and gaining some momentum, that is what I'm here to do and will do.

"That started against Peterborough and getting the fans on our side is a massive part of this challenge."

Flitcroft steered the Tykes to two wins from his three games as caretaker, while teenage striker Danny Rose's late header earned them a point at Ipswich at the weekend in his first game as permanent boss.

By some strange quirk in the fixture list, Flitcroft's first four games in charge are all away from Oakwell.

The 38-year-old added: "We'll come up with different tactics and strategies. It's down to details.

"Keeping clean sheets and scoring goals is down to details and it's something that we're working continuously to try and do and we might have a different strategy away from home.

"But the players will be ready for that challenge. Four away games is four away games, it would have been nice to have had a home game in there to try and connect with the fans earlier, but we can't control the fixtures."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Ian Baraclough was delighted Motherwell's game plan worked at Ibrox

Ian Baraclough says Motherwell's game plan worked perfectly as they won 3-1 at Rangers in the Premiership play-off final

Stuart McCall disappointed by slack Rangers in Motherwell defeat

Stuart McCall says Rangers gave their poorest performance under him as they lost their play-off tie against Motherwell

Chris Coleman hopeful Wales will not lost points from Israel win

Wales manager Chris Coleman fears his side would be badly affected if they lose points from their European Qualifier against Israel.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company