Barnsley: There’s more to come from Mike-Steven Bahre

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Mike-Steven Bahre insists Barnsley fans have not yet seen the best of him.

The German midfielder has featured in two matches for the Reds since beating the transfer deadline on August 31 to sign on a season-long loan from Hannover.

Bahre was handed his debut in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy game at Oldham, playing 73 minutes of the 2-1 victory, before making his home bow on Saturday.

The 23-year-old got his first taste of Oakwell as he played the full 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw with fellow League One high-flyersWalsall.

Bahre felt he should have won a penalty for his side in the first half when tripped in the box, but referee Craig Hicks waved away the strong appeals.

Although satisfied with his first two performances, he knows it will take him time to adapt to the demands of English football.

“I’ve only trained three times with the team, it’s only my first week here and already I’ve played two matches,” Bahre said.

“I think once I get to know my team-mates better, how they play, how they think, I will perform better. 

“But for my first league match, first at Oakwell, I did okay and there’s much more to come from me.”

Bahre is familiar with Reds head coach Daniel Stendel’s style of play after working under his compatriot at Hannover.

Stendel is keen to play a free-flowing brand of football and that is what persuaded Bahre to reunite with his former boss.

“We want to play football,” he said.

“Many teams just want to defend, make long balls and don’t play very risky.

“We want to play football, from the goalkeeper, and in many matches we play much better football. Until now we have done everything right.”

Barnsley missed a huge opportunity to condemn Walsall to their first league defeat of the season, wasting several chances after Victor Adeboyejo stepped off the bench to break the deadlock.

And the Saddlers punished their wastefulness in front of goal when fellow substitute Andy Cook struck two minutes from time.  

But despite the disappointment, Bahre is happy with the Tykes' unbeaten start to the campaign.

“We came up against a good opponent,” he added.

“Walsall are also in the top six, and they played well so we take the draw and we’re still unbeaten.”

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