Barnsley boss Lee Johnson has challenged his players to finish the season strongly after a succession of draws and defeats that have cost Barnsley a play-off place.
The Tykes had been play-off contenders after the appointment of Johnson from Oldham earlier this campaign, however, with poor recent results the play-offs are out of reach, but the 33-year-old manager has challenged his side to work hard as there is still plenty to play for at the club.
There are plans in place for a busy summer of recruitment, with the gauntlet being thrown down for players to earn themselves a contract in what remains this season.
Johnson told The Star “We’re actually going to be quite ruthless with our recruitment for next season, There’s a lot of good players in the market, so we’re not going to leave any offers open for too long. Over the next week to ten days we’re going to look at contracts and new players.”
Despite the club’s current league position and their previous nine match unbeaten run when Johnson took over, he still believes the squad needs strengthening admitting: “It’s fair to say we’re going to need to make signings if we want to be successful next season.”
Barnsley face a tough test tomorrow when they host a Peterborough side that sit one position below them in the table, on the same amount of points so it’ll be the time for players to step up and prove they are worth new deals.