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Flitcroft backs Barnsley squad

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft is convinced his current first-team squad is good enough to escape relegation this season.

The Tykes clinched a deserved point thanks to teenage striker Danny Rose's late equaliser at Ipswich on Saturday in Flitcroft's first game as permanent boss, but remain second from bottom and four points from safety.

"The players are certainly up to it," said Flitcroft. "Performance levels all season have been very good. We've now just got to start turning performances into results and that's key and the details we'll assess are key to getting us three points.

"We need to get those wins, we need to build on the momentum we've already started. The momentum's a key factor. The confidence that comes from that will come through.

"It's about key details and making sure everyone knows their job in hand and that's something we're striving towards and we have been doing since the Peterborough game.

"When you set out on any challenge, if you fear it, then you'll fail. Certainly this is a challenge in my life that I'm relishing and I know the players are good enough."