Leeds United v Barnsley: New man Wilson hoping to pull off a shock victory

Danny Wilson.
Danny Wilson.
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New Barnsley manager Danny Wilson is confident of upsetting Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday and has urged his players not to think that defeat is a foregone conclusion.

Wilson, who became Barnsley’s boss for the second time on Tuesday, said United’s run of six games without defeat at home and his own club’s desperate position in the Championship was no guarantee of a Leeds win in West Yorkshire this weekend.

Barnsley are bottom of the league and called on Wilson’s experience after sacking David Flitcroft last month.

The South Yorkshire club have won just three times all season and only once away from home but an optimistic Wilson said: “Anything can happen in these games.

“Leeds are in good form, their home form is good and they’ve got a very passionate crowd. It guarantees you nothing.

“If we’re prepared to go toe-to-toe with people, be brave, be strong and have big ambition then we could cause big problems. I’m confident we will.”

Wilson is hopeful that top scorer Chris O’Grady will be fit after a calf strain.

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