Barnsley’s attempts to get back into the Championship do not seem to be going well, as the preparations have so far been very poor. Barnsley have been involved in several pre-season friendly matches over the last few days as preparations for the upcoming campaign that starts with a home match against Crawley Town. The 2-0 defeat in the opening pre-season friendly match against Halifax was not the ideal start. Matty Pearson and Scott Boeden scored the goals for Halifax in a very disappointing outcome for Barnsley. Considering that they have friendly matches against the likes of Hull City and Sheffield United lined up, things are not looking good for the club.
After the match, manager Danny Wilson claimed that he is aware that the squad is not the strongest at the moment. He is planning to use the transfer window and significantly strengthen the team. According to him, all areas of the pitch needs strengthening. The club were relegated from the Championship after a poor season. Even though they will have the parachute payments for the next few seasons, Barnsley will be keen on getting back in the first attempt. It will be the parachute payments that could prove vital for the club in the transfer window, as they look to strengthen the team.
“It was disjointed. You can take one or two things out of the game, but not a great deal. It was more about getting some match practice in. We’ve seen areas that we need to strengthen. No matter how much you try to fill gaps sometimes it can be like putting square pegs in round holes and that is something we have to make sure we identify and bring players in to cover those areas. We know we need someone for the right-back position as well as looking at the midfield and striking positions,” said Wilson.