BARNSLEY manager Danny Wilson is preaching the importance of patience after the Reds’ Achilles heel of debilitating inconsistency flared up again in a 2-1 Oakwell reverse to Fleetwood.
Seven days on from clinching back-to-back League One wins for the first time since mid November against disposing of Oldham and Port Vale, the Reds have promptly suffered successive losses, with the defeat to the Cod Army following on from Saturday’s setback at Swindon.
Barnsley, not for the first time this season, conceded sloppy goals on home soil, with goals from Conor McLaughlin and Liam McAlinden turning the tables after Peter Ramage gave the hosts an early lead.
It helped secure a seasonal double for Graham Alexander’s Town over Barnsley.
Home fans showed what they thought of proceedings at the end, with the Reds booed off at the final whistle.
Wilson offered no excuses for goals his side shipped against Fleetwood, only to urge for a touch of patience given what is turning out to be a transitional season for the Reds - particularly from players in terms of how they manage games and supporters.
Wilson, whose 17th-placed side visit Crawley on Saturday and face games against teams around them in Crewe, Scunthorpe and Gillingham before the end of February, said: “Everybody wants to see your team winning at home.
“We’ve just lost away at Swindon last week and again at home. The inconsistency’s there to be seen.
“What they want is consistency and it’s what we want. I have to say it’s never going to be easy to get that consistency.
“We’ll have to wait and be patient, it’s a watchword that’s a premium at this moment in time.”
On his side’s concessions, he added: “We’ve seen the goal come out of nothing. It’s one ball from a set-play that’s come out of the box and their lad has rattled it back in.
“The second one’s another set-play. We’re looking at the picking up and the marking like last week - it’s people falling asleep and it’s criminal.”