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Barnsley latest news: Player makes transfer admission, Schopp disappointed, CEO speaks out

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Barnsley have endured a tough season to date so far, with the Tykes currently slumped in the relegation places of the Sky Bet Championship table. 

It has been a campaign of change at Oakwell, with Markus Schopp filling the void as head coach that was left by the much publicised departure of Valerien Ismael to West Brom, whilst the club have also seen key player Alex Mowatt depart for the Midlands.

As a result of this, the Yorkshire outfit have lost some of the spark that got them into the play-offs last season and as a result they have struggled to repeat the various successes of the last campaign so far.

Despite their poor form on the field of play, there is still plenty going on around Oakwell at present as the table starts to take shape.

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Here, we round up all of the latest news from the red side of Yorkshire…

Player makes transfer admission 

George Miller has admitted that his loan spell with Walsall in League Two has helped him to gain confidence whilst he is away from Oakwell.

The Tykes allowed the 23-year-old to join the fourth tier outfit back in August and he has since hit form for the Saddlers, notching up an impressive seven goals in nine league games.

Speaking recently about his time at the club so far, Miller had this to say:

“It’s credit to the gaffer. He’s given me confidence, he’s not pressuring me and he’s taken the restraints off me and let me do, not what I want, but what I feel comfortable with and that’s when I’ve been playing my best.

“Any manager who has given me that free reign, I’ve repaid and hopefully I can keep repaying him with goals so credit to him.”

Miller is still under contract at Barnsley until the summer of next year.

Schopp disappointed

Schopp has recently spoken of his disappointment in the manner in which he saw his side lose the Yorkshire derby to Sheffield United last weekend.

The Tykes were downed on home turf by a Lys Mousset double and Ben Osborn strike for the visitors before late consolation goals from Devante Cole and Aaron Leya Iseka make the scoreline look somewhat respectable.

Following the final whistle, the under pressure Barnsley boss was quick to make his feelings known:

“I think the reaction was great, but it came from a situation that never should have come.

“I saw from the beginning two teams that were a bit scared – a bit careful – nothing special in the first half, and it’s always the same in games like this; the team that makes the first mistake starts struggling.

“We made two errors in a couple of minutes and were 2-0 down. The reason why we came back was the crowd, how they helped us in a really hard moment.”

CEO speaks out

Barnsley CEO Khaled El-Ahmad recently confirmed to the Yorkshire Post that Schopp still has the club’s full support amidst constant speculation over the manager’s future at Oakwell.

The club’s poor start to the campaign has been underlined by the fact that they have only picked up one win from their opening 14 league games.

However, speaking before the Sheffield United match, El-Ahmad was quick to throw his support behind the man in the hotseat:

“As we speak today (Friday), he is the manager and has the full support of the club.

“Every game continues to be reviewed. Football is pressure whether you are top or bottom of the league.”

Having lost that game to the Blades, Schopp is now under increased pressure to pick up a positive result against Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

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