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Barnsley man keen to win promotion for stricken teammate

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Cauley Woodrow has urged his Barnsley teammates to push on and win promotion back to the Championship, for injured teammate Kieffer Moore.

Moore will not feature again for The Tykes this season, after suffering a head injury during a collision in Barnsley’s 4-1 win at Gillingham on 9th February.

Speaking about the loss of Moore to the team, strike partner Woodrow, who joined from Fulham in the summer, told The Star: “As soon as I came to the club I was friendly with him.

“It was very sad, a big miss, but we can’t do anything about it now. He’s a big miss, but we can’t do anything about it now.

“Kieffer is out for a long time, we want to try and win for him because he can’t take part in the rest of the season.”

With 16 goals this season, Moore is The Tykes top scorer this campaign, and his absence has put more responsibility on Woodrow to find the net for Barnsley in a lone striker role, which he says he is happy with, claiming: “It has changed a little bit in terms of now I am playing on my own.

“But in terms of how I want to play and how the team want to play I don’t think it has changed massively.”

Since Moore’s injury, Woodrow has added three more goals to his tally this season, taking him up to eleven, though the 24 year old is not interested in beating Moore’s own scoring record for the season, as he revealed: “We didn’t have a rivalry to be fair, we always used to shake hands and tell each other to score.

“We never had any sort of rivalry, we were just happy for each other to score and win, that was the main thing.”

The verdict

Despite a slow start to the season that didn’t see him get on the scoresheet until a 2-0 win at Accrington in mid November, Cauley Woodrow has started to step up to the plate at Barnsley, and the club’s fans will feel just in time too given the injury to Moore.

The Tykes haven’t lost any of the seven games since Moore’s injury extending their overall unbeaten run to 18, though they have endured four goalless in those last seven, meaning we may be about to see just how well Woodrow can handle the pressure of being the main man in a promotion run in.


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