Barnsley boss Keith Hill gave his reaction to the derby defeat to Sheffield Wednesday which leaves the reds deep in relegation trouble.
Speaking to the official website Hill said 'I thought the first half was quite predictable. We weathered the storm quite comfortably but we weren`t as good as we expected to be in possession. The second half I was really pleased with how we dominated possession. Wednesday tried to absorb and leave it to the counter attack. There were two calls for penalties which we didn`t get. I thought it was a difficult game for the referee. Games are being decided by major decisions going wrong by referees and it`s not the first time it`s gone wrong for me or Dave Jones. I saw a collective effort and strive to get back into the game but it just didn`t happen.`
I would agree that the effort and strive was there but again we were severely lacking in the final third.
We simply aren`t clinical enough whether that is with shots on goal or our final ball.
If you look at the stats we had 20 shots to their 7 and 13 on target to their 6 but our many of those are real chances that are created? My answer would be not many and the majority are no more than half chances. When we do create clear cut opportunities we just don`t put them away.
Is the problem the supply or who is on the end of them? The answer to that is alarmingly both.
Craig Davies is the man most likely to find the net for the reds but how many of his shots are from outside the box? The answer to that is most of them.
We are undoubtedly in deep trouble and I fear that League One football is inevitable whether the club stick or twist with regards to the manager.
No contract offers to Steele and Davies suggest to me as well that the club want them off the wage bill as they can`t afford to keep them if/when we do go down.
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