DERBY COUNTY V BARNSLEY: Robins points an accusing finger at Reds

BARNSLEY manager Mark Robins has accused some of his players of letting the club down this season.

The Tykes are five games without a win ahead of today’s visit to Derby County and play-off qualification now appears unlikely.

Robins said: “We set off trying to improve on last season’s points tally and position but, at the moment, we are three points behind where we were this time last season.

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“It is difficult to compare last season to this season – because the league changes for a start year on year – but it is still our aim to try to improve on last season and it is open to interpretation whether we have done that or not. My opinion is that we have.

“I am in my first full season in charge and there has been a hell of a lot of change so it has been difficult to get the consistency. The majority of my players give their all every week but I feel as if I’ve been let down by one or two. There are some who need to pull their finger out.”

Robins has hinted that he will try to blood more younger players before the end of the season.