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Wilson to overhaul Reds squad

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson intends to overhaul his squad following their relegation from the Championship.

Saturday's 3-1 loss at Middlesbrough condemned the Reds to the drop, ending their seven-year stay in the second tier.

Wilson's men have been in the bottom three for the majority of the season, and after surviving on the final day of last term, the boss wants to change the mentality at Oakwell.

"If we are going to bounce back we have to be strong, and we have to make sure we are looking forward straight away," Wilson said. "Yes it will take some getting over but we have to do it quickly.

"A clear-out might not be the right word, but there will certainly be some fresh faces and one or two players will leave, that goes without saying.

"We have to make sure when we come back for the first kick-off in August that we have got a bright and enthusiastic group of players that are determined to bounce back straight away.

"There will be a lot of comings and goings and who those will be we don't know at the moment.

"We will identify the ones we want to keep and the ones we don't and start from there.

"When you have got teams that are perennial strugglers it is very difficult to get them out of that mode and that's the mentality we have to change.

"We have to put a strong winning mentality into the ones that we bring in and the players that are staying."