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Barnsley manager David Flitcroft believes his three new signings can play a key role in the club's bid for Championship survival.

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David Flitcroft: Says new additions have given Barnsley a lift

David Flitcroft: Says new additions have given Barnsley a lift

The Reds signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O'Grady and Stoke midfielder Rory Delap on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day following the arrival earlier in the week of forward Jason Scotland.

Both Delap, who started, and O'Grady made their debuts in the weekend win at Blackpool, while Scotland stepped off the bench to score Barnsley's winner for the second successive match.

"Every man who has played his part has been incredible," said Flitcroft after his side had made it 10 points from four matches with their 2-1 win at Bloomfield Road.

"It's important I make sure no complacency sets in. We've got some quality players on the bench who can give us a lift.

"It gives the lads a lift with the likes of O'Grady and Scotland coming on. It's almost time stands still for Scotland in the box - it's incredible.

"The substitutes in the group are vital. We're not interested in what other teams are doing. It's about what we do."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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