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Magennis' Barnsley Preview

5 November 2021

Forward Josh Magennis says the team will treat the match against Barnsley the same as any other.

The hosts come into the game on the back of a 2-1 win against Derby County as the Tigers travel to Oakwell with both teams in the relegation places.

“It’s a huge game, but I don’t think it is bigger than any game we have had this season,” said Magennis.

“I think if you go into games thinking that some are bigger than others, you’re adding pressure that doesn’t need to be there.

“Every game in the Championship is as big as the next one. There are no bad teams in this league and it’s about trying to work as hard as you can and beat the team in front of you. That’s whether we play Barnsley before the international break or Birmingham City after it.

“As a team, we take every game as big as the last. It’s about trying to perform at your best, because if you look at one game as bigger than the other, then you’re selling yourself short.”

The Northern Ireland international has netted twice this season and explained how the team is working hard to score more goals.

“Coming into the season, we knew there were goals in the team from the season before but unfortunately, for whatever reason, we haven’t replicated it this season,” added Magennis.

“It’s fine margins when you go up the leagues and unfortunately, we’re learning the hard way, but we’re trying to find the solution every day.

“The pressure comes on the strikers as scoring goals is what we’re paid to do, but expectation comes as part of the game so we’ve just got to keep working hard and stay positive.

“When you sign for a club this stature, there is always pressure. There is always pressure in this environment and in this profession, it’s just about how you view it. We’re taking one game at a time and every game is massive playing for this club. We’re looking to beat Barnsley and after that, we take it into the next game.”


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