Johnson yet to decide on plan Tykes will use at Blackpool

Lee Jonhson says Barnsley  'come up with a different game plan against each opposition' (Picture: Tony Johnson).

Lee Jonhson says Barnsley 'come up with a different game plan against each opposition' (Picture: Tony Johnson).

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Barnsley manager Lee Johnson has challenged his side to keep climbing the League One table.

Eleventh-placed Reds were impressive in their 4-1 win over Swindon Town last weekend, and head for Blackpool tomorrow looking for back-to-back wins.

“We’ve all had a smile on our face this week after a good win,” he said.

“I think we are set up to be consistent now. We’ve had a big week working on communication again and it’s helped.

“First and foremost I want us to win the game. We have decisions to make on formations as it could be three in midfield, or it could be two. We come up with a different game plan against each opposition and this Saturday will be no different.”

Ryan Williams is available tomorrow despite being substituted in the first half against Swindon. He played 60 minutes in an Under-21 game in midweek.

Dan Crowley (thigh) could also return at Bloomfield Road, while Joe Rothwell has returned to training following a bout of tonsillitis. “Everyone other than those three mentioned are fine,” said Johnson.

Despite Blackpool struggling this season – they sit second-from-bottom after seven games with just four points – Johnson refuses to take them lightly.

They have signed striker Martin Paterson, a free agent after his release from MLS club Orlando, and Johnson is a big fan of the former Huddersfield Town man.

“Blackpool are a decent side,” insisted Johnson. “They spent a lot of money this summer and they will be frustrated at the start they have had.

“Their forwards are lively and effective, I know Martin Paterson and he is a very good signing.

“Against Gillingham they were very unlucky not to get a result as they worked hard, so it will be tough for us and we need to focus.”

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