Barnsley: Danny Wilson issues Scunthorpe warning to Reds

Old Reds boss Mark Robins
Old Reds boss Mark Robins

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson has stressed his side can’t take anything for granted against Scunthorpe United.

Wilson’s side do battle with the Iron at Oakwell this weekend looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Chesterfield.

With three Oakwell fixtures in a row, Wilson hopes the Reds take advantage of playing on their home patch.

Extra spice has been added to the clash with former Reds boss Mark Robins now in charge at Glandford Park, while ex-Reds director Don Rowing is back working behind the scenes for his former club.

“Scunthorpe have been very much improved in the last five or six games,” said Wilson. “If we take anything for granted then we’ll have a shock.

“We’ve got a tough test this weekend, but it’s one we’re looking forward too.”

Fulham loan winger Ryan Williams is a doubt for with an ankle injury, but other than that Wilson has a full squad of players to choose from.

“It’s a big boost signing Ryan on loan until January, so even if he does miss this weekend then we’ve got him for the games after that, ”said Wilson.

Meanwhile, star striker Sam Winnall is hoping to take his goalscoring tally in to double figures.

And Winnall, who has netted nine goals so far this term, admits it will be extra special playing against his former club.

“My move to Scunthorpe rejuvenated me,” admitted Winnall. “I was going nowhere quick at the time because I was on trial at Crewe and was thinking about where I was going to be for the season.

“Thankfully Scunthorpe offered me a trial. I did okay and they offered me a contract. The rest is history.

“I like to keep improving and showing what I can do. I put myself under that pressure all the time.

“I always have faith in my ability in front of goal.

“At home we want to be on the front foot for the whole 90 minutes.”