WOLVES SUFFER AGAIN
League One outfit Wolves suffered a third consecutive defeat in the league and it pushes them closer towards the drop zone.
Even though they have a four-point cushion over Colchester United, who occupy the final relegation spot, this gap does not seem like much given that Colchester have a game in hand.
Thankfully fellow strugglers Barnsley are also having a tough time. Their latest defeat comes in the form of a 5-1 thrashing against Crawley Town away from home. It forced the club to take drastic actions by offering a refund of the tickets purchased by the supporters who had travelled a long distance.
Manager Danny Wilson was recently relieved from his duties and Mark Burton was appointed as the caretaker. This comes as a major shock for Burton, who would have been hoping to play for a permanent position should results the positive in the short period of time. Barnsley have been looking at several managers like John Sheridan of Plymouth. Most of them have turned down the opportunity to take over at Barnsley.
They were also linked Steiner Nilsen, with one Norwegian newspaper reporting talks, but the Tromso manager supposedly decided that he was better off where he was.
Crawley Town striker Izale McLeod proved to be a major thorn against Barnsley after he scored a hat-trick in the 90 minutes. Hemmings’ goal in the second half proved the just a consolation and Barnsley will be looking to recover quickly when they take on Crewe Alexandra at home next week.
"All at Barnsley FC share the fans distress at the team's performance at Crawley [on Saturday]. The sentiments expressed by Mark Burton after the game were entirely appropriate. As a consequence the Board has decided that it will refund the ticket price for each Barnsley FC fan attending the game at Crawley," said a club statement.
"We collapsed in the second half and didn't show enough character. Obviously we are all devastated, including the staff,” said caretaker manager Burton, who faces prying eyes when he takes charge against Crewe Alexandra.
The relegation battle continues.