2009-2010 Championship Previews

Last updated : 06 August 2009 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Manager: Nigel Adkins

Odds to win: 100/1. Odds for Promotion: 33/1


Position: 6th (League One) W:22 D:10 L:14 F:82 A:63 Points: 76

Top Scorer: Gary Hooper (30)

FA Cup: Third Round

League Cup: First Round

Yellows: 55 Reds: 4

Results against Reds: N/A


Name: Steve Robinson

Club: Scunthorpe United

Level of Interest (I.e Now and then, Every other week, season ticket holder etc)

Now and then, I work most Saturdays, but try to get to the away games the most.

How has pre-season gone for you?

Not too bad, we've played a couple of non-league teams (we play Grimsby tonight though so if we lose to them things could get worse...)

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

Very pleased, Rob Jones is just the player we need, an organiser at the back. Our defence was shocking last year (a right back at centre half and a right midfielder at Right Back!) Michael O' Connor seems to be a decent signing as well (highly rated by Lincoln fans), but we need more.

What realistically are you aiming for this season?

21st place, even if we get it in the last minute of the last game!

Which player has past his sell by date?

Our Player-Coach Andy Crosby.

Have you got the right manager in charge?

6 months ago I would have said no, he's run out of ideas, but he's pulled off a miracle by getting us up.

What advice would you give him?

Get a decent, experienced coach in to give you some ideas and discuss yours.

Who do you see as your key player?

Gary Hooper, no doubt.

Who would you most like to beat this season?

Sheffield Wednesday, Because of their manager.

Where will you finish?

Bottom Six.

How do you rate Barnsley's chances next season and where do you think they will finish?

Unless you bring in some better players, another struggle leading to relegation unfortunately... I don't think Simon Davey has what it takes to manage on a limited budget. a lot of changes are needed I would think.