Barnsley v Reading: Robins looks to strike duo to extend run

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Mark ROBINS is asking his Barnsley players not to take their foot off the gas and allow their season to peter out.

The Reds find themselves in the dangerous territory of mid-table no-man’s land after what has been a relatively successful season.

Thirteen points clear of both the drop zone and the play-offs with nine games to go, Robins’s men would be forgiven for thinking their mission had been accomplished.

Yet the manager will accept nothing of the sort as they look to continue their three-match unbeaten run at home to Reading.

“We just want to be more consistent than the other sides,” said Robins. “There are 27 points to play for and we want to pick up as many as possible and finish the season strongly.

“Everybody has been pretty good; we’re looking for that to be more than pretty good over the next nine games.”

Robins also reserved praise for loan striker Marlon Harewood who he says has formed an ‘excellent’ partnership alongside Andy Gray up front.