Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Wigan

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The City Ground

Last Game

N Forest 1 - 1 Leeds

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 17:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Wilson believes in Barnsley

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson still believes his side can avoid relegation from the Sky Bet Championship, despite suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Leeds.

Last Updated: 19/04/14 at 19:35 Post Comment

Danny Wilson: Believes Barnsley can avoid relegation

Danny Wilson: Believes Barnsley can avoid relegation

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Ross McCormack struck a 16th-minute winner for the visitors with a neat finish from Matt Smith's knock-down for his 29th goal of the season.

Barnsley, who won 2-1 at fellow strugglers Charlton earlier in the week, never threatened to stage a comeback.

Defeat leaves the Tykes three points from safety with three games left to play.

"It wasn't a good result, obviously, and it doesn't make it any easier, but who said it was going to be easy anyway?" Wilson said.

"We thought it was going to go right to the wire and I think I'm right. We didn't offer enough quality and I thought the game was poor. I thought it was a typical derby game without the goalmouth action.

"There were not a lot of chances and there was one bit of quality. Of all the people to fall to, it was McCormack and you didn't want it falling to him with the form that he's in at the moment. That was the difference.

"We huffed and puffed and they huffed and puffed a bit. We had good situations developing that we didn't take advantage of. It was a frustrating afternoon.

"We're ready for the challenge - we have to be. There are three big games to go and we're very confident that we can go to Derby and Middlesbrough and get results.

"If we don't believe we can do it, we might as well go home now."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott felt that victory for his side was the right result.

"I think it was well deserved," he said.

"I think the game was separated by a bit of real quality. Ross' first touch was fabulous and then a great finish.

"He's a match winner and those players are very, very important. He took the one chance that made the difference. He's right up there as a finisher.

"After that, I thought we deserved to win the game. They were tough conditions - it was really windy and the pitch was a bit bobbly at times.

"We have kept two clean sheets in two games and we're delighted with that.

"There are a lot of things that have gone on in the last three months. We needed the stability and the ownership is sorted out now.

"I never worry about my own future. I'm doing the best I possibly can and I've done the best I possibly can in the last year that I've been at Leeds.

"I might look back on this last three months and think that I've done well to dig in there because I've certainly had to do that.

"There's definitely a different air around the place and we can look forward now, which is the important thing."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Martin Skrtel's late header earns Liverpool 2-2 draw with Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

Transfer news: Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to "think again" over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property